Case | HBS Case Collection | August 1974 (Revised April 1983)

Peter Olafson (A)

by John J. Gabarro


Describes the problems facing a recent MBA graduate in his job as general manager of a cable television company owned by a parent corporation. Raises issues of corporate divisional relationships and the difficulties facing an inexperienced manager who seems to be receiving little support.

Keywords: Business Subsidiaries; Television Entertainment; Managerial Roles; Organizational Design; Problems and Challenges;


Gabarro, John J. "Peter Olafson (A)." Harvard Business School Case 475-025, August 1974. (Revised April 1983.)