Managing a Mining Crisis in a Complex Environment: The Case of Calgary Star Corp. in Peru


In this case an executive from a fictitious multinational mining firm faces a dilemma in which various perspectives must be considered. The decision-maker must evaluate a mine collapse situation that has occurred in Peru from an ethical, financial, operational, and stakeholder perspective. Students have the opportunity to evaluate the situation from different lenses yet will also need to develop a proposed course of action which incorporates the task of conceptualizing a timeline under uncertain conditions.

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