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Case
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Reference no. 9-718-018
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2017
Version: 12 December 2017
Revision date: 30-Aug-2018
Length: 34 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

A Somali fisherman stands on a beach in early 2011, considering his options: should he embark in his tiny fishing vessel, or join a nearby pirate crew? His war-ravaged country, entering its twentieth year of civil war, was in the midst of a famine that had claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, and piracy had recently become the country's greatest claim to fame, securing ransoms to the tune of millions of US dollars in one of the poorest corners of the global economy. Why had piracy become such an attractive option for Somalis? Why did some even consider it 'just', and how could maritime trade be made safer again?
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Abstract

A Somali fisherman stands on a beach in early 2011, considering his options: should he embark in his tiny fishing vessel, or join a nearby pirate crew? His war-ravaged country, entering its twentieth year of civil war, was in the midst of a famine that had claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, and piracy had recently become the country's greatest claim to fame, securing ransoms to the tune of millions of US dollars in one of the poorest corners of the global economy. Why had piracy become such an attractive option for Somalis? Why did some even consider it 'just', and how could maritime trade be made safer again?

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2011-2017

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