Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1991 (Revised October 1996)

Hawkeye Bancorporation

by Krishna G. Palepu


Hawkeye, a small bank holding company in Iowa, faces difficulties in the mid 1980s as the local Iowa farm economy is in recession. This case provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with bank financial statements, and introduces some issues in market value accounting and its usefulness to investors and government regulators.

Keywords: Financial Statements; Financial Reporting; Financial Crisis; Economic Growth; Market Participation; Banks and Banking; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Private Ownership; Banking Industry;


Palepu, Krishna G. "Hawkeye Bancorporation." Harvard Business School Case 192-064, October 1991. (Revised October 1996.)