Case | HBS Case Collection | August 1999 (Revised May 2001)

Catanese and Vulcan (A)

by V.G. Narayanan and Sanjay Pothen


A small CPA firm puts in a new performance measurement system, and profits increase by 350% in less than a year. This case illustrates the reasons for improved profitability as well as the sustainability of levels of growth, the opportunities, and the threats that await the company.

Keywords: Cost Accounting; Performance Evaluation; SWOT Analysis; Profit;


Narayanan, V.G., and Sanjay Pothen. "Catanese and Vulcan (A)." Harvard Business School Case 100-021, August 1999. (Revised May 2001.)