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(Revised from original version)
Covers history of PC&D from 1960 to 1975 as it grows from a single business firm to a diversified firm. Emphasizes the use of subsidiaries for product development and fast growth. Other issues include problems of a new CEO in keeping control of fast growing divisions.
Keywords: Business Subsidiaries;
Problems and Challenges;
Christiansen, Evelyn T., and Richard G. Hamermesh. "PC&D, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 380-072, March 1986. (Revised from original October 1979 version.)