Business School Case Studies by (or about) B Corps

 

NOTE: I used to link directly to the following resources, but the links would often end up broken after a few months. The best way to find a resource below is to copy the full name of the resource and paste it into Google. This should give you a direct link to the current file.

 

AGORA PARTNERSHIPS

Cortes, Rocio Sanz, and Olav Sorenson. Agora Partnerships: Investing with Impact. Yale School of Management, 2013.

Lazzaroni, Mario. Agora Partnerships: Structuring a Seed Stage Investment in Nicaragua. INCAE Business School, 2005.

 

BEN AND JERRY’S

Austin, James, and James Quinn. Ben and Jerry’s: Preserving Mission and Brand within Unilever. Harvard Business School, 2005.

Bourgeois, L. J., Elio Mariani, and Vivian Jen Yu. Ben and Jerry’s and Unilever: The Bohemian and the Behemoth. Darden School of Business, 2004.

Braudt, David, Curtis Child, and Eva Witesman. Institutional Choice Redux: How Fair Trade Entreprenuers Choose Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Forms. Brigham Young University, 2012.

Collins, David J., and Melinda B. Conrad. Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream, Inc.: A Period of Transition. Harvard Business School, 1996.

Hagen, James M. Ben and Jerry’s—Japan. Richard Ivey School of Business, 2000.

Mead, Jenny, Robert J. Sack, and Pat Werhane. Ben and Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. (A): Acquisition Suitors at the Door. Darden School of Business, 2002.

Mead, Jenny, Robert J. Sack, and Pat Werhane. Ben and Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. (B): Scooped Up! What Lies Ahead? Darden School of Business, 2001. (Revised 2008.)

Schill, Michael J. Ben and Jerry’s Homemade. Darden School of Business, 2002.

Theroux, John. Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream, Inc.: Keeping the Mission(s) Alive. Harvard Business School, 1991.

 

BETTER WORLD BOOKS

Avery, Jill, Michael L. Norton, Fiona Wilson, and Thomas Steenburgh. Better World Books. Harvard Business School, 2010. (Revised 2012.)

Hess, Edward D., and Gosia Glinska. Better World Books. Darden School of Business, 2010.

Jones, Jamie, Jennifer Yee, and Wes Selke. Good Capital and Better World Books: A Better World for Investing. Kellogg School of Management, 2010.

 

COMMUNITY WEALTH VENTURES

Austin, James E., and Meredith D. Pearson. Community Wealth Ventures, Inc. Harvard Business School, 1998.

 

GUAYAKI, LARRY’S BEANS, PATAGONIA, SALT SPRING COFFEE

Craig, Alexander, Katja Macura, and Giancarlo Pucci. Purposeful Action: Organizational Practices that Contribute to a Culture of Strategic Decision Making for Sustainability. Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2012.

 

IGNIA

Chu, Michael, Carlos Danel, and Robert C. Loudermilk Jr. Play It Safe at Home, Or Take a Risk Abroad? Harvard Business School, 2012.

 

IMPACT MAKERS

Hess, Edward D., Jenny Mead, and Pat Werhane. Impact Makers. Darden School of Business, 2009.

 

KING ARTHUR FLOUR

DeLong, Thomas, James Holian, and Joshua Weiss. King Arthur Flour. Harvard Business School, 2006. (Revised 2007.)

 

MOVIRTU

London, Ted. Movirtu’s Cloud Phone Service: Funding a Base-of-the-Pyramid Venture. ERB Institute at the University of Michigan, 2012.

 

PATAGONIA

Johnson, Allyson, Courtney Lee, Steven Rippberger, and Morgane Treanton. Patagonia: Encouraging Customers to Buy Used Clothing. ERB Institute at the University of Michigan, 2012.

 

PURA VIDA COFFEE

Austin, James E., and Allen Grossman. Pura Vida Coffee. Harvard Business School, 2002.

 

ROSHAN

Leonard, Herman B., and Qahir Dhanani. Roshan: Light at the End of the Tunnel in Afghanistan. Harvard Business School, 2009. (Revised 2010.)

 

SEVENTH GENERATION

Raufflet, Emmanuel, and Mihaela Stefanov. Seventh Generation: The Marketside Offer. Harvard Business School, 2010.

 

VEEV

Margolis, Joshua D., Christopher Marquis, and Laura Winig. VeeV on the Rocks? Harvard Business School, 2009. (Revised 2011.)

 

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