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The Scandal that Never Was

Helga Drummond

in Escalation in Decision-Making: The Tragedy of Taurus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289531
eISBN:
9780191684722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289531.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

The stock market crash of October 1987 led to hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation payments for lost dividends and payments for additional staff and so forth. The London Stock Exchange ... More


The Mad Hatter’s Tea-Party

Helga Drummond

in Escalation in Decision-Making: The Tragedy of Taurus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289531
eISBN:
9780191684722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289531.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Committees are a way of life in London. When the thirteen members of Siscot began arriving at Cazenove's in Tokenhouse Yard in November 1988, they expected that, like the First World War, it would ... More


The Origins of Escalation

Helga Drummond

in Escalation in Decision-Making: The Tragedy of Taurus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289531
eISBN:
9780191684722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289531.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter analyses the opening phases of the Project Taurus story, focusing on how and why organizations become involved in decision debacles in the first place. According to the ... More


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