Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1979 (Revised March 1986)

PC&D, Inc.

by Evelyn T. Christiansen and Richard G. Hamermesh


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: Leadership; Business Subsidiaries; Diversification; Growth Management; Product Development;


Christiansen, Evelyn T., and Richard G. Hamermesh. "PC&D, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 380-072, October 1979. (Revised March 1986.)