Business in the Heart of Darkness: SOCO's Oil Exploration in the Virunga National Park
Publication date: 22 February 2021
Roger Cagle, the co-founder and deputy CEO of SOCO International, watched the dreary London rain outside his office window one February morning in 2015. Never had SOCO, the oil-and-gas exploration and production player that ranked among Britain’s top 200 companies, experienced such a public backlash against its operations. For nearly 20 years, Cagle had helped steer his company’s projects around the world—often in volatile regions where others feared to tread, such as Vietnam, Russia, and Yemen—while delivering significant returns to investors. But the international uproar surrounding SOCO during the past year had been nothing short of mind-boggling.
Morjaria, A. and Snyder, C. (2021), "Business in the Heart of Darkness: SOCO's Oil Exploration in the Virunga National Park", . https://doi.org/10.1108/case.kellogg.2021.000018
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