Case Detail

Case Summary

Recyclers v Superfund (A)

Case Number: 5-104-022(A), Year Published: 2004

HBS Number: KEL054

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Authors: Daniel Diermeier; Dr Herschel Cutler; Jonathan Cutler

Key Concepts

Non-Market Strategy, Business and Environment, Environmental Management, Business and Politics, Business and Society, Industry Association, Regulation, Regulation Management, Social Impact Management


The case focuses on the actions taken by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) to overturn an unintended consequence of the Superfund legislation that dramatically increased the liability for its members, many of them small businesses.

Number of Pages: 9

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Management, Strategy

Geographic: US

Industry: Recycling

Organization Name: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

Organization Department: Management

Organization Size: Medium

Decision Maker Position: Executive Director

Decision Maker Gender: Male

Year of Case: 1992