Case | HBS Case Collection | January 1988 (Revised May 1992)

Howard Head and Prince Manufacturing, Inc.

by Howard H. Stevenson

Abstract

Deals with the issue of an entrepreneur in a very successful company deciding whether to stay through a period of great growth or to sell. What are the entrepreneur's responsibilities to the organization, to his employees, to the public? As subtopics, the issues of marketing versus having a strong product that sells itself, patents and the legal issues involved, manufacturing problems, and a rising business in a sharply declining market.

Keywords: Business Growth and Maturation; Decisions; Entrepreneurship; Patents; Law; Markets; Production; Sales;

Citation:

Stevenson, Howard H. "Howard Head and Prince Manufacturing, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 388-079, January 1988. (Revised May 1992.)