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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lecture for Monday 04/25/2011

Class opening 9:12 AM
Class began by covering the following slides from chapter 16's PowerPoint:

  • To Whom Do Companies Give?
  • Managing Corporate Philanthropy
  • Is Wal-Mart so bad?

Next, we discussed the following article:
Then we discussed the following article:
Gates Fund to Spend $500-Million to Encourage Poor People Worldwide to Save

Lecture continued by covering the following slides:
  • Factors Influencing Corporate Giving Priorities
  • Community Partnerships
Case Discussion 9:38 AM
In-class Case Discussion: Case 38: Wal-Mart and Its Accociates

We discussed the following article:
Wal-mart faces class-action lawsuit

Next the following questions were asked and discussed in class:

  • What are the major ethical issues?
  • Who has excessive power? Legitimate power?
  • What responsibility does Walmart have to force employees to participate in benefits plans? 

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