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Fel-Pro (A): A Five-Generation Winning Workplace

Case Number: 5-105-001(A), Year Published: 2005

HBS Number: KEL118

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Authors: John Ward; Carrie Meek

Key Concepts

Family Business, Succession Planning, Strategic Planning, Corporate Governance, Global Competitiveness, Organizational Culture


A successful, multi-generation manufacturing family business, with progressive human resource policies, weighs the pros and cons to family owners and company employees of selling the business in order to meet the challenge of global competition.

Number of Pages: 17

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Management, Manufacturing, Organizational Behavior, Strategy

Geographic: Midwest United States

Industry: Engine Manufacturing

Organization Name: Fel-Pro

Organization Department: Boardroom

Organization Size: Large

Decision Maker Position: Co-Chairman

Decision Maker Gender: Male

Year of Case: 1997