Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2000 (Revised May 2000)

U.S. Gas Transportation, Inc.

by John A. Davis, Myra M. Hart and Sharon Peyus

Abstract

Presents a career dilemma for a husband/wife owner-manager team. Nanci and Len Mackenzie have received an offer for their highly successful entrepreneurial business, U.S. Gas Transportation, Inc. The Mackenzies are concerned about what the sale might do to their company's culture, the careers of their loyal employees, and their own lifestyle.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Family Ownership; Family Business; Personal Development and Career; Organizational Culture; Employees; Business Exit or Shutdown; Planning; Transportation Industry;

Citation:

Davis, John A., Myra M. Hart, and Sharon Peyus. "U.S. Gas Transportation, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 800-049, March 2000. (Revised May 2000.)