Case | HBS Case Collection | August 1998 (Revised October 1998)

Lark International Entertainment Ltd. (A)

by Linda A. Hill and Jennifer Suesse

Abstract

Two HBS MBA's leave McKinsey and Morgan Stanley to become entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. Together they start up a cinema chain throughout Asia. This case describes the experiences of managing a team in their Wuhan, China cinema. Looks at the challenges of managing growth in an entrepreneurial venture in an emerging market; leading a multicultural team; and coping with headquarter-field relationships.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Problems and Challenges; Business Growth and Maturation; Business Startups; Emerging Markets; Leadership Style; Leadership; Groups and Teams; Entertainment and Recreation Industry; Hong Kong; China; Asia;

Citation:

Hill, Linda A., and Jennifer Suesse. "Lark International Entertainment Ltd. (A)." Harvard Business School Case 499-023, August 1998. (Revised October 1998.)