Case | HBS Case Collection | July 1997 (Revised December 1997)

Allentown Materials Corporation: The Electronic Products Division (A)

by Michael Beer

Abstract

A division of Allentown Materials Corp. has financial and organizational problems. Conflict and lack of coordination exist between functional groups. Employees do not have a sense of direction, and morale is low. The cause of these problems is found in a change in business environment followed by changes in organization and management. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Change Management; Transformation; Employees; Working Conditions; Business or Company Management; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Electronics Industry;

Citation:

Beer, Michael. "Allentown Materials Corporation: The Electronic Products Division (A)." Harvard Business School Case 498-023, July 1997. (Revised December 1997.)