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Case Summary

Succession and Continuity for Johnson Family Enterprises (B)

Case Number: 5-104-013(B), Year Published: 2004

HBS Number: KEL123

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Authors: John Ward; Carol Adler Zsolnay

Key Concepts

Family Business, Governance, Succession Planning, Continuity in Transition, Leadership Structure, Change Management


Case A shows the options that exist for a successful transition of leadership from one generation to the next, based on a family's and company's unique history, structures and players. Case B shows successful leadership as a fluid, interactive process matching individual desires and potential with strategic business goals and opportunities.

Number of Pages: 12

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Family Business

Geographic: United States

Industry: Consumer & Industrial Chemical Manufacturing

Organization Name: Johnson Family Enterprises

Organization Department: Corporate HQ

Organization Size: Large

Decision Maker Position: CEO and Chairman

Decision Maker Gender: Male

Year of Case: 2000