Case | HBS Case Collection | January 1989 (Revised April 1991)

General Electric: Valley Forge (A)

by Robert L. Simons


A series of eight vignette cases designed to be taught in one classroom session. This case describes a potential problem in the way that General Electric has billed the government under a large defense contract. Designed to allow students to discuss what actions top managers and the Department of Defense should take at each step in the proceedings. Sets the stage for the follow-up case, General Electric: Compliance Systems. Facts and Figures on Defense Procurement is intended to be used as supplementary reading in teaching this case.

Keywords: Government Administration; Contracts; Policy; Accounting; Management Teams; Business and Government Relations; Industrial Products Industry;


Simons, Robert L. "General Electric: Valley Forge (A)." Harvard Business School Case 189-009, January 1989. (Revised April 1991.)