Glennon Brothers: Old Dogs Need to Learn New Tricks

Eric Clinton*, Catherine M. Faherty, Vanessa Diaz-Moriana, Justin B. Craig

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This case study presents the story of Glennon Brothers, a third-generation family-owned sawmilling business in Ireland. As the firm evolved through the organizational life cycle and the complexity of firm operations increased, a different style of management was required to navigate the family business to the next stage. The brothers needed to move from being managers to managing managers. This case study highlights how coleaders can become comfortable with each other and unintentionally overlook the need to change their managerial priorities in line with the business's evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-468
Number of pages14
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


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