Ivey Publishing
Goedehoop: When Social Issues Become Strategic
Product Number:
9B08M067
Publication Date:
12/15/2008
Length:
17 pages (9 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey/GIBS
This case chronicles a change process to counteract the epidemic of HIV/AIDS on a coalmine in South Africa that impacts the sustainability of the organization. The case describes the business case for dealing with the problem and the sequence of events that were instituted. It illustrates the type of leadership activities needed to deal with a compelling environmental force impacting business. It shows how a wide range of stakeholders needs to be involved and systems and practices instituted for sustainable change to be implemented. It raises the question of the role of business in society. The case also provides insights into doing business in emerging economies. The challenge at the end of the case is how to roll out (replicate) the intervention into other divisions of a large multinational.
Issues:
Disciplines:
General Management/Strategy,  International
Industries:
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Setting:
South Africa, Large, 2007
Intended Audience:
MBA/Postgraduate
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
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