How Should a Company Respond to a Product Harm Crisis? ((Located in e-reserves module))
Product harm crises such as Vioxx and Firestone can be devastating events for companies. Although lawsuits by victims tend to draw most of the attention, observers, who typically learn of product harm crises through media outlets, can also cause extensive damage to the companies involved, as they represent current and potential customers of the product.
Daniel Laufer and W. Timothy Coombs “How Should a Company Respond to a Product Harm Crisis? The Role of Corporate Reputation and Consumer-based Cues,” Business Horizons, September-October 2006, pp.379-385.