Ivey Publishing
The 1996 Everest Tragedy
Product Number:
9B04C012
Publication Date:
05/14/2004
Revised Date:
10/07/2009
Length:
7 pages (7 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Library)
Source:
Ivey
In May 1996, two world renowned climbers, along with some of their clients and guides, perished on Mount Everest in the mountain's deadliest tragedy to date. The accounts of survivors imply that biased decision making contributed to the tragedy. Did a decision lead to this tragedy or was it an unfortunate mountaineering accident? The case provides the opportunity to explore decision biases such as framing, escalation of commitment, anchoring, and over confidence and the issues of leadership style, group behaviour, team management and communication.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Entrepreneurship,  Organizational Behaviour/Leadership,  International
Industries:
Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Recreation
Setting:
Asia/Nepal, 1996
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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