BP and the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill Disaster: An Arrogant Organization Coping with a “Known Unknown”

  • Xiaoli LuEmail author


The previous chapter studied an organization exploring a complex frontier: space. This chapter is about the exploration of another largely uncharted territory: the deep sea. Offshore oil extraction and deepwater drilling are relatively new phenomena to the oil industry; the companies involved have continued to break new depth records.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Crisis Management Research, School of Public Policy and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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