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Help build a bike or two to make a child’s Christmas spectacular

Remember that Christmas when you ran to the Christmas tree and saw the unmistakable silhouette of a bike leaning against the wall? There’s something inherently freeing about owning a bike, and when you’re a kid that freedom is amplified tenfold. This year, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is partnering with the children’s … Read more

The Green Bundle : Pairing the Market with the Planet (ebook)

Authors: Magali A. Delmas and David Colgan The market for green products has expanded rapidly over the last decade, but most consumers need something more than eco-benefits to motivate their purchases. Magali A. Delmas and David Colgan argue that many green products now offer the total package–a “green bundle” that checks the environmental box, but … Read more

KATHMANDU’S CSR MANAGER ON COMBATTING MODERN SLAVERY IN RETAIL

Kathmandu has recently become the first brand in the southern hemisphere to receive accreditation from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The Kiwi-founded travel and adventure brand, will join the ranks of Patagonia, Columbia and Nike in a commitment to enhance freedom and human rights in garment production across the globe. Kathmandu looks towards global best practice to … Read more

In the Business of Change : How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual (ebook)

Author: Elisa Birnbaum Our communities are facing the fallout from the demise of vital industry, bankrupt economies, bad policy or policing, and political mismanagement. People are looking for answers, and the “same old” simply won’t do. In the Business of Change is a practical and inspirational guide that showcases how social entrepreneurs from places such … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

Can Business Save the Earth? : Innovating Our Way to Sustainability (ebook)

Authors: Michael Lenox and Aaron Chatterji Increasingly, business leaders are tasked with developing new products, services, and business models that minimize environmental impact while driving economic growth. It’s a tall order–and a call that is only getting louder. In Can Business Save the Earth?, Michael Lenox and Aaron Chatterji explain just how the private sector … Read more

Why small businesses have to smile more

Consumers expect more warmth from small companies, and will punish you if you don’t deliver, new research has found. How company size changes expectations Do consumers have different expectations of how they’ll be treated by a business according to its size? Yes. In a forthcoming paper, researchers Yang and Aggarwal (2018) investigated how “perceptions of a company’s … Read more