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Published by: Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Originally published in: 1998
Version: 28.04.2003
Length: 8 pages
Data source: Generalised experience

Abstract

Murphy''s Law: What can go wrong will go wrong. Charles Cotter is a new manager at Jurassic Oil''s headquarters. One day he arrives at work to find protesters are protesting the killing of birds at Jurassic''s refineries. Cotter is in charge of fixing the problem. He has to find a solution to the problem before his Chief Executive Office ''Ivan the Terrible'' returns from a business trip. He''s on his way. In the meantime Cotter must negotiate a deal with John Evans, the tough director of PFAR, an animal rights interest group. Time is running out, what should Cotter do? (This case, written in the first-person narrative, is entirely fictitious.)
Location:
Industry:
Size:
USD1 billion a year
Other setting(s):
1997

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Abstract

Murphy''s Law: What can go wrong will go wrong. Charles Cotter is a new manager at Jurassic Oil''s headquarters. One day he arrives at work to find protesters are protesting the killing of birds at Jurassic''s refineries. Cotter is in charge of fixing the problem. He has to find a solution to the problem before his Chief Executive Office ''Ivan the Terrible'' returns from a business trip. He''s on his way. In the meantime Cotter must negotiate a deal with John Evans, the tough director of PFAR, an animal rights interest group. Time is running out, what should Cotter do? (This case, written in the first-person narrative, is entirely fictitious.)

Settings

Location:
Industry:
Size:
USD1 billion a year
Other setting(s):
1997

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