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(Revised from original 1998 version)
Anderson Steel Service, Inc.
Explores the management of family and business issues and helps to identify a range of topics with which families in business wrestle. Describes a dilemma faced by sixty-eight-year-old Charles Anderson, the semi-retired founder of the company and the father of three sons who work with him. Charles's youngest son, Peter, who recently joined the company, is proposing that the company do long-term planning and is suggesting ideas that he believes will improve the company's customer service. His brothers have routinely turned down Peter's proposals, and tension among the three brothers is growing. Charles wants to resolve the growing tension among his sons.
Problems and Challenges;
Business or Company Management;
Family and Family Relationships;
Davis, John A. "Anderson Steel Service, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 899-011, May 2005. (Revised from original July 1998 version.)