PSS World Medical has grown rapidly since its founding in 1983, mainly through acquisitions. It has recently had some trouble digesting a large acquisition, and the stock price is pretty depressed. The CEO and his management team to confront the question of whether the strong culture organization they have built, and the practices they use to manage the company, it is in good stead with its size and with a view of the current challenges . In addition, the senior management team ask wh … Read more »

PSS World Medical has grown rapidly since its founding in 1983, mainly through acquisitions. It has recently had some trouble digesting a large acquisition, and the stock price is pretty depressed. The CEO and his management team to confront the question of whether the strong culture organization they have built, and the practices they use to manage the company, it is in good stead with its size and with a view of the current challenges . In addition, the senior management team will ask why Wall Street does not fully appreciate what the company has achieved and its management strengths.
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from
Charles A. O’Reilly,
Jeffrey Pfeffer
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
28 pages.
Release date: 01 April, 1999. Prod #: HR12-PDF-ENG
PSS World Medical: The Challenges of Growth and Financial Markets HBR case solution