Please read Chapter 6 Discussion Case: “Conflict Coltan in the Global Electronics Industry Supply Chain” (pg. 134-135). Also view the discussion case support video.
Using the concepts presented in Chapters 6 & 7 as well as the facts presented in this case, provide a one (1) paragraph response to each of the following four questions and respond to two (2) classmate’s posts:
- What groups or stakeholders benefit from the trade in conflict coltan and how?
- How or how not does the concept of constructive engagement (p. 130) apply in the trade of conflict coltan?
- What three sectors (Figure 6.3) were concerned with the problem of conflict coltan? What were the interests of each, and in what ways did their interest converge?
- How has this case changed your perception of our society’s demand for consumer electronics?