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AAA Construction: A Family Business in Crisis

Donald L. Lester (Arkansas State University)

The CASE Journal

ISSN: 1544-9106

Publication date: 1 May 2005


This case demonstrates the difficulties encountered by small family businesses when the founder passes away without having properly prepared for succession. AAA Construction was a company held together for over thirty-six years by a family patriarch, Jack Hudson. His choice of his grandson to succeed him was obvious. However, there were serious questions about whether David Robbins up to the task.


Lester, D.L. (2005), "AAA Construction: A Family Business in Crisis", The CASE Journal, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 20-35.



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