Background Note | HBS Case Collection | April 2007 (Revised June 2008)


by Elie Ofek and Kerry Herman


Serves as a background note for purposes of class discussion around next-generation innovation at USG. Describes the company, its products, and competitors. Of relevance is the fact that it recently filed for Chapter 11 due to litigation over asbestos-related claims. Describes the main innovations until 2004.

Keywords: Insolvency and Bankruptcy; Innovation and Invention; Lawsuits and Litigation; Competition;


Ofek, Elie, and Kerry Herman. "USG." Harvard Business School Background Note 507-073, April 2007. (Revised June 2008.)