Supplement | HBS Case Collection | July 2008 (Revised April 2009)

Philip McCrea: Once an Entrepreneur... (B)

by William W. George


Philip McCrea is dealing with the aftermath of the move of his company and family from San Francisco to New Jersey (from the (A) case). Although the move goes well from a family perspective, his business runs into challenges when he merges it into a Canadian company and winds up with 30% ownership. McCrea eventually resigns and has to deal with his role in the failure of the company and the transition to the next step in his career.

Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions; Leadership; Failure; Ownership Stake; Work-Life Balance; Canada; New Jersey;


George, William W. "Philip McCrea: Once an Entrepreneur... (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 409-025, July 2008. (Revised April 2009.)