Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1996 (Revised April 2004)

Eric Wood (B)

by Myra M. Hart

Abstract

Describes Eric's purchase of the much larger Shaw Co. Describes the operating and financial problems that ensue, leaving Eric considering the option of bankruptcy. Issues include the overlap of business and personal finances, as well as the mechanics and implications of bankruptcy.

Keywords: Personal Development and Career; Operations; Entrepreneurship; Insolvency and Bankruptcy; Problems and Challenges; Acquisition;

Citation:

Hart, Myra M. "Eric Wood (B)." Harvard Business School Case 897-075, October 1996. (Revised April 2004.)