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Sustainability Challenges in the Shrimp Industry (A)
Landel, Robert D.; Ganoza, Fernando; Raja, Shankar Case OM-1388 / Published September 22, 2009 / 15 pages.
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Product Overview

This case fits with courses that have a focus on environmental sustainability and systems thinking, which help students conceptualize and formulate policy recommendations in industries dependent on the conservation of natural resources. Students are asked to construct a stock-flow map that depicts the interactions between markets, pricing, production, policy, and environment impacts. Class discussion explores stakeholder perspectives and compares student maps to an actual map constructed by a consultant working in the shrimp industry. Followed by a B case [OM-1389] and a systems simulation model available for further exploration of the issues surrounding the design and testing of policy to improve industry performance.

Learning Objectives

• Explore the “tragedy of the commons” archetype and the commodity traps of resource depletion and environmental pollution inherent in renewable commodity systems • Use stock-flow mapping to build model systems • Identify best practices and policies for integrating social and environmental goals into natural resource economies

  • Overview

    This case fits with courses that have a focus on environmental sustainability and systems thinking, which help students conceptualize and formulate policy recommendations in industries dependent on the conservation of natural resources. Students are asked to construct a stock-flow map that depicts the interactions between markets, pricing, production, policy, and environment impacts. Class discussion explores stakeholder perspectives and compares student maps to an actual map constructed by a consultant working in the shrimp industry. Followed by a B case [OM-1389] and a systems simulation model available for further exploration of the issues surrounding the design and testing of policy to improve industry performance.

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    • Explore the “tragedy of the commons” archetype and the commodity traps of resource depletion and environmental pollution inherent in renewable commodity systems • Use stock-flow mapping to build model systems • Identify best practices and policies for integrating social and environmental goals into natural resource economies