IHC Caland in Myanmar: Is It Ethically Acceptable to Do Business in a Dictatorship?

IHC Caland in Myanmar: Is It Ethically Acceptable to Do Business in a Dictatorship?

Abstract

The offshore gas holding company IHC Caland invested in Myanmar during the 1990s and 2000s, while the country was under authoritarian rule. Even after severe ethical criticism by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and after a ban on US companies by the US administration, the company refused to review their operations. Despite several attempts at compromising with NGOs, the criticism continued until the political situation in Myanmar changed after 2010. This case allows students to consider whether it is ethical to continue doing business in a dictatorship.

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