Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1999

Trisha Wilson of Wilson & Associates

by Teresa M. Amabile and Sarah S. Khetani

Abstract

Texan entrepreneur Trisha Wilson has founded an interior design firm and watched it grow into one of the most successful firms in the hospitality design services industry. After 20 years of building a company that is truly a reflection of her own personality, Wilson grapples with changes in the firm's work environment during growth, and what will happen to the firm when it comes time for her to retire. Does she have the proper systems in place to ensure that the "Wilson way" of doing business can be replicated and scaled?

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Employees; Innovation and Management; Management; Business or Company Management; Management Succession; Organizational Culture; Strategy; Service Industry; Texas;

Citation:

Amabile, Teresa M., and Sarah S. Khetani. "Trisha Wilson of Wilson & Associates." Harvard Business School Case 800-001, September 1999.