Case | HBS Case Collection | January 1996 (Revised September 1997)

Scott Paper Company

by Stuart C. Gilson and Jeremy Cott


A professional turnaround manager attempts to implement a massive global downsizing program at the world's largest producer of consumer tissue products. The plan involves laying off almost one third of the company's 34,000 hourly and salaried employees and dramatically changing the company's business focus through massive asset sales-all in less than a year.

Keywords: Assets; Global Strategy; Resignation and Termination; Goals and Objectives; Business and Stakeholder Relations; Sales; Value Creation; Pulp and Paper Industry;


Gilson, Stuart C., and Jeremy Cott. "Scott Paper Company." Harvard Business School Case 296-048, January 1996. (Revised September 1997.)