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Stone Container in Honduras (A)
Chicago-based Stone Container Corp., a leading producer of cardboard containers and paper bags, proposes a large-scale pine forest management and utilization program in the La Mosquitia region of Honduras. A framework agreement with the government is strongly endorsed by senior political leaders. The announcement of the agreement sparks broad-based opposition from Honduran and international environmental organizations, indigenous people's activists, business and labor associations, and minority politicians. Stone is thinking through a negotiating strategy to deal with the conflict over implementing the agreement. A rewritten version of an earlier case.
Sebenius, James K., and Hannah Bowles. "Stone Container in Honduras (A)." Harvard Business School Case 897-172, October 1999. (Revised from original March 1997 version.)