Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2003 (Revised September 2004)

Managing Segway's Early Development

by Richard G. Hamermesh and David Kiron

Abstract

Describes the early development of the Segway Human Transporter and focuses on the organizational issues that arise between the parent company and the new company that is being spun out to produce and market the Segway. Key issues are the distribution of bonuses and stock options.

Keywords: Business Subsidiaries; Business Startups; Employee Stock Ownership Plan; Resource Allocation; Organizational Design; Technology Adoption;

Citation:

Hamermesh, Richard G., and David Kiron. "Managing Segway's Early Development." Harvard Business School Case 804-065, December 2003. (Revised September 2004.)