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The Dark Side 2
Critical Cases on the Downside of Business

ISBN 9781906093921
Published August 13, 2013 by Routledge
246 Pages

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This second collection of outstanding shortlisted contributions from the Critical Management Studies (CMS) Interest Group of the Academy of Management (AOM) Dark Side" case-writing competition continues to go where other business case studies fear to tread.There are very many case studies of business best practice when engaging with social, environmental and ethical issues. But when educators look for resources to illustrate to students the more typical examples of bad – let alone scandalous – practices of some firms, the cupboard is almost entirely bare. And yet there is a critical need for business educators to expose students and managers to such issues to understand the different multifaceted phenomena of our late capitalist era; to support critical, reflective moral development; and to reflect and understand the complexities of organizational life. To argue that such cases deal with the bad apples in an otherwise functioning system misses the point. Whether focusing on the phone-hacking scandals at national newspapers, the influence of big pharma companies on clinical trials, the Bhopal tragedy or the use of child labour in the garment industry, the problems discussed are of major importance and in many cases have been demonstrated to be common practice for particular companies. Good news they are not, but all are stimulating and present students with dilemmas and decisions to make in a myriad of ways.Each of these 14 selected cases from 2009–2012 has been thoroughly documented, peer-reviewed and edited. They cover four continents (Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Oceania) and both business and public organizations. The industries covered range from extractive industries, the energy industry, consumer products, pulp and paper, movies, media, municipal affairs, academia, banking, and the drug industry. The book is split into three sections: 'Community and Environment'; 'Human Rights and Business'; and 'Ethics and Policy'.Online Teaching Notes to accompany each chapter are available on request with the purchase of the book.

Table of Contents

Section A: Community and environment1. Shell in Ireland: A community destroyedSheila Killian, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick and Francis O'Donnell2. Of gods and demons: The sacred hills of Niyamgiri and Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL)Nimruji Jammulamadaka, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) and Sandeep Bhattacharjee, Usha Martin Academy, India3. The dark side of light-handed regulation: Mercury Energy and the death of Folole MuliagaTodd Bridgman, Victoria Management School, University of Wellington, New Zealand4. San RafaelEmmanuel Raufflet, Department of Management, HEC Montreal, CanadaSection B: Human rights and business5. Kraft Foods Argentina: the H1N1 disparitySusan Myrden, Maine Business School, University of Maine and Kathy Sanderson, Faculty of Business Administration, Lakehead University6. When clothes for children are made by childrenGuillaume Delalieux, Sciences Po Lille, France7. The Bhopal Gas tragedy: Revisited after twenty-five yearsDebapratim Purkayastha, IBS Hyderabad, India and Hadiya Faheem, IBS Hyderabad, India8. The battle for Middle Earth: New Zealand's bid to save The HobbitTodd Bridgman, Victoria University of Wellington School of Management, New Zealand and Colm McLaughlin, University College Dublin School of BusinessSection C: Ethics and policy9. Ethical breaches at News of the WorldDebapratim Purkayastha, IBS Hyderabad and AJ Swapna, IBS Hyderabad10. Monkey business: The Black Eyed Peas in HalifaxLawrence T. Corrigan and Jean Helms Mills, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada11. Academia accommodating plagiarism? Surely not!Belinda Luke, Queensland University of Technology Business School and Kate Kearins, Auckland University of Technology12. Milk or wine come rain or shine: Culture and politics in a Dutch–Belgian banking group after an international takeoverAlexandra Bristow, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey13. "Alisha in Obesity-land": Is food marketing the Mad Hatter?Sonya A. Grier, Kogod School of Business at American University, Washington, D.C., USA and Guillaume D. Johnson, Université Paris-Dauphine, France14. The Olivieri case: An ethical dilemma of clinical research and corporate sponsorshipHeidi Weigand and Albert J. Mills, Saint Mary's University, Canada

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