Divesting the Zambian Mining Industry

Author :

Luka Powanga

Pages :

19

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

9B04M060

Teaching Note :

8B04M60

Institute:

Ivey Publishing

Setting:

Zambia, Large

Year:

2004

Keywords:

Mining; Nationalization; Political Environment; International Business, General Management/Strategy, International, Mining

Summary/Abstract:

The Zambian government embarked on a divesture of its mining industry in 1992. However, by July of 2004, 67 per cent of the mining assets were still in government hands and the government is still looking for equity partners. This case can be used as a basis for discussing political and country risk analysis, international negotiations, feasibility study analysis, managing strategic failure, and ethical and social responsibility issues.