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Case Summary

Abt Electronics: Next Steps in a Parent/Sibling-Managed Family Business

Case Number: 5-210-258, Year Published: 2010

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Authors: Carol Adler Zsolnay

Key Concepts

Family Business, Family Enterprise, Succession in a Family Business, Growth Strategies in Retail


A successful retail family business with an unconventional and successful growth strategy considers next steps for growth and succession.

Learning Objectives

Students experience a successful business with an unconventional strategy and determine what they would suggest next for the business if they were the parent in his seventies or one of the four sons in his forties.

Number of Pages: 5

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Family Business

Geographic: Midwest, United States

Industry: Retail Electronics and Appliances

Organization Name: Abt Electronics

Organization Department: Management

Organization Size: Medium

Decision Maker Position: CEO

Decision Maker Gender: Male

Year of Case: 2010