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It means any 44 Harvard Business Review January–February 2011 OCTOBER 20, 2010 GRACO: 5 INJURIES, 4 DEATHS JANUARY 20, 2010 GRACO: 7 INJURIES JULY 7, 2005 GRACO: 264 INJURIES NOVEMBER 9, 2009 MACLAREN: 12 INJURIES JUNE 14, 2001 CENTURY: 250 INJURIES corrective action, including one like issuing hinge covers, but in the UK it is a faulty product that must be returned for a refund or replacement. The negative reaction was like an explosion from one market to the next. And because of Maclaren’s decentralization, it was difficult to craft a global response.
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In the first we asked 119 college students to read two newspaper articles about an organic food company. The first article discussed the upcoming retirement of the CEO. We created two versions of the piece; in one the company was currently and historically headed by men, and in the other it was headed by women. We also created two versions of the second article, which dealt with the company’s financial status, so that some students read about a company that was growing, others about one that was closing stores and laying people off.
3 - 2009 CFA Notes - Level 1