This case, the second in a series, describes Molten Metal Technology’s problems that culminated in the company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, including interactions between government, environmental concerns, and business.
Molten Metal Technology (B)
by: Andrew Hoffman
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After reading and discussing the material, students should:
- How a high-tech start-up company failed at the crucial commercialization stage of its innovative technology.
- Political and regulatory risk added to an already complex set of concerns for economic, market, and technology risks.
- The effects of media attention and investor euphoria on a start-up.
- How excitement about environmental benefits must not detract from using sound business principles.