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Bhopal (A): Choosing a Safe Plant Location and Design
Werhane, Patricia H.; Gorman, Michael E.; Diersen, Sarah E. Case E-0159 / Published April 1, 1999 / 10 pages.
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The A case deals with Union Carbide's decision to build a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, as a joint venture with the Indian government. The case deals primarily with the choice of plant location and design. It demonstrates the difficulties of creating safety systems when cost restraints are a determining factor. The case allows students to analyze the design and safety data while critiquing the decision-making procedure. See also the B case, E-0160.

  • Overview

    The A case deals with Union Carbide's decision to build a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, as a joint venture with the Indian government. The case deals primarily with the choice of plant location and design. It demonstrates the difficulties of creating safety systems when cost restraints are a determining factor. The case allows students to analyze the design and safety data while critiquing the decision-making procedure. See also the B case, E-0160.

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