Strange Bedfellows: eBay, craigslist and Profit versus Public Service
This case provides a fascinating true story that will engage students and provide them with a real life example of corporate law and governance in the context of a socially responsible company. Specifically, the case addresses minority shareholder rights, fiduciary duties of directors and controlling shareholders, ethical decision-making in the business context. The case useful for an advanced business law course and is positioned to discuss social entrepreneurship and options for directors and officers of social enterprises who want to focus on social and service missions without risking a breach of their fiduciary duties. The instructor's manual provides theoretical frameworks in the areas of corporate social responsibility, business ethics and principles of corporate law to guide the discussion of the case. The manual also provides additional multimedia teaching aids and updated information regarding expanded choices of entity currently available for social enterprises.