Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2004 (Revised June 2005)

Hancock Land Company and Hancock Lumber Company (A)

by John A. Davis, Dwight B. Crane and Kelly M. Mulderry


After inheriting the leadership of their family's land and lumber companies, Matt and Kevin Hancock struggled with how to revise their internally focused governance system.

Keywords: Family Business; Governance; Leadership Style; Growth Management; Organizational Change and Adaptation;


Davis, John A., Dwight B. Crane, and Kelly M. Mulderry. "Hancock Land Company and Hancock Lumber Company (A)." Harvard Business School Case 805-056, September 2004. (Revised June 2005.)