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SARS, smallpox, and business as unusual

Author: Juan Enriquez; Camille Tang Yeh; Rodrigo Martínez; Harvard Business School. Division of Research.
Publisher: [Boston] : Division of Research, Harvard Business School, ©2003.
Series: Working paper (Harvard Business School. Division of Research), 03-213.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Both China and the US faced potentially catastrophic biological events over the last year. One event was natural, SARS, and one was warfare related, smallpox. As each government faced up to these threats, policymakers and businesses had to adapt to rapidly evolving rules and events. The outcomes of both crises may lead CEO's to review, and perhaps re-write, a series of business practices including just in time  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Enriquez; Camille Tang Yeh; Rodrigo Martínez; Harvard Business School. Division of Research.
OCLC Number: 53790749
Description: 29 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Working paper (Harvard Business School. Division of Research), 03-213.
Responsibility: Juan Enriquez, Camille Tang Yeh, Rodrigo Martinez.

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Both China and the US faced potentially catastrophic biological events over the last year. One event was natural, SARS, and one was warfare related, smallpox. As each government faced up to these threats, policymakers and businesses had to adapt to rapidly evolving rules and events. The outcomes of both crises may lead CEO's to review, and perhaps re-write, a series of business practices including just in time inventory management, massive off-shoring, and centralized headquarters.

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