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

3 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 part 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 five 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. The (E) case is nine months after the outbreak of the H2H avian flu. The vaccine was made available in mass quantities, and the government lifted shelter-in-place policies. The firm has lost 104 employees. The loss was painful and significant. The company is limping, but has unmet demand. What are priorities for returning business to pre-outbreak status?

Keywords: crisis management

Suggested Citation

Yemen, Gerry and James, Erika Hayes and Clifton, Jason, When a Pandemic Hits: Treading H2o and the Possible Pox (E). Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0944. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1282440

Gerry Yemen (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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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