Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2007

Ockham Technologies: Living on the Razor's Edge (Abridged)

by Noam T. Wasserman

Abstract

Describes the issues facing a Founder-CEO regarding building a board, assembling an executive team, managing tension between co-founders, and outsourcing system development work. The abridged version does not include the introduction and final sections of the full case in order to give case-writing workshop participants practice writing those sections.

Keywords: Selection and Staffing; Recruitment; Governing and Advisory Boards; Management Teams; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Job Cuts and Outsourcing; Information Technology;

Citation:

Wasserman, Noam T. "Ockham Technologies: Living on the Razor's Edge (Abridged)." Harvard Business School Case 808-089, November 2007.