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Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of ‘Disruption’

Like some of the most exciting start-ups of this century, Airbnb is a new kind of “aggregation” platform. It’s a portal that connects producers and consumers in the marketplace for … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

The Michigan operation is only one small part of Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company. But it illuminates how Nestlé has come to dominate a controversial industry, spring by spring, … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

How JPMorgan Chase Is Fueling Detroit’s Revival

It takes a village to rebuild a city, and the list of people and businesses collaborating on Detroit’s recovery is long. But the planning underway in Livernois/McNichols, and in a … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Patagonia’s CEO Explains How To Make On-Site Child Care Pay For Itself

To date, three states and the District of Columbia offer paid family leave: California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. The United States is one of only two countries in the … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Upwardly Mobile Barista at Starbucks

Starbucks and Arizona State University are collaborating to help cafe workers get college degrees. Is this a model for helping more Americans reach the middle class? In their announcement, Starbucks … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

As in Indiana and Arkansas, corporate America now wields clout on social issues

The controversy over the state’s religious rights measure signed into law last week has been striking for the parade of well-known businesses that not only joined in the opposition to … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Los Angeles Philharmonic faces up to a daunting future

Orchestras across the country have been shaken by the loss of subscribers, aging audiences, declining corporate donations, labor strife and the struggle of remaining relevant in an era when technology … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings ‘Joy’ To The People Again

Detroit’s Orchestra Hall is one of the best symphony concert halls in the country… But what happens to the music when it’s taken out of that context, away from the pitch-perfect … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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