When a Pandemic Hits: Treading H2o and the Possible Pox (B)

6 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Erika Hayes James

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Jason Clifton

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This five case series, sold as a package, presents an opportunity for students to understand that leadership mindset is not going from crisis to crisis, but anticipating and shaping your organization. Through four case scenarios, students learn the need to recognize when there is a crisis situation, explore problems that often occur when issues are ignored, and take appropriate actions to remedy the situation. In the (B) case, one month has elapsed since executives at H2O Inc., first learned of an Avian Flu outbreak in China and Indonesia. More cases have surfaced in Europe and now the United States. The leadership team meets to discuss the contents of an e-mail from the plant manager. The team must now prioritize what needs to be done based on the latest challenges.

Keywords: crisis management

Suggested Citation

Yemen, Gerry and James, Erika Hayes and Clifton, Jason, When a Pandemic Hits: Treading H2o and the Possible Pox (B). Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0941. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1282437

Gerry Yemen (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
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Erika Hayes James

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
434-924-4796 (Phone)
434-924-0714 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/james.htm

Jason Clifton

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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