Rio Tinto Japan 1

In this case Dermot Vibert, a manager with Rio Tinto Japan in Tokyo, contemplates the response of the company to the Great Eastern Japan earthquake of 2011. With Tokyo and much of the Sendai region in chaos what should the company do about renewing operations in the immediate aftermath of this tragic natural disaster?

Interviewee

Dermot Vibert

Company

Industry

Business Activity

Rio Tinto Japan 

Mining

Mining and Quarrying

Headquarters

Tokyo, Japan

Size

Large

Employees

More than 10,000

Greater than $25 million

Yearly Revenue

Public Corporation

Type of Entity

Subject

International Business

Level of Difficulty

Medium

Enhance disaster management knowledge

Teaching Objectives

Keywords

Disaster Response

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