Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2004 (Revised March 2004)

Ockham Technologies: Living on the Razor's Edge

by Noam T. Wasserman

Abstract

Describes the issues facing a founder-CEO regarding building a board of directors, assembling an executive team, managing tension between co-founders, and outsourcing system development work.

Keywords: Technology; Job Cuts and Outsourcing; Conflict Management; Governing and Advisory Boards; Employees; Management Teams; Product Development; Technology Industry;

Citation:

Wasserman, Noam T. "Ockham Technologies: Living on the Razor's Edge." Harvard Business School Case 804-129, February 2004. (Revised March 2004.)