Riding a tiger: some lessons of Taurus

Helga Drummond (Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Liverpool, UK)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Publication date: 1 April 1998


The collapse of project Taurus, the London Stock Exchange’s £500 million IT venture, ranks as one of the major fiascos of business history. This paper highlights key mistakes in the project’s design and construction and discusses their implications for management.



Drummond, H. (1998), "Riding a tiger: some lessons of Taurus", Management Decision, Vol. 36 No. 3, pp. 141-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251749810208922

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