Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2009

Wolf Elmore Brewer, Inc.

by John A. Davis

Abstract

This case describes how Alex Wolf, the founder of a small architecture and urban planning firm based in Portland, Oregon, decides to offer partnership to two trusted colleagues, and then how strains develop in their relationship. It asks what can be done to improve these work relationships and if these three individuals can be successful partners.

Keywords: Business Startups; Interpersonal Communication; Entrepreneurship; Partners and Partnerships; Conflict Management;

Citation:

Davis, John A. "Wolf Elmore Brewer, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 809-098, January 2009.