A case for analysis: catastrophe or opportunity?

Devise a strategic response to the situation presented.

The case itself is based on actual events. These events and the people involved were the basis for scenario and the development of the characters involved. These events and reactions have been much more often presented in the realm of Business Ethics and a little research will confirm that (if you want to go that far…not required but you may find it interesting).

Read the case and as you do, understand that your role is to be the “consultant(s)” that the case refers to. You were coming to the company to work on strategic planning but now things have changed dramatically. Your job is formulate and present a viable strategy for the company and in doing so, integrate as many business principles and methods as you feel necessary.