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Case
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Reference no. E113
Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Published by: Stanford Business School
Originally published in: 2002
Version: 29 October 2002

Abstract

Two vignettes: 1) The first vignette addresses a graduating MIBAs decision between two job offers: one from a small start-up and one from a larger more established company. 2) The second vignette features a CEO who is forced to layoff a significant portion of his workforce (at a Silicon Valley software start-up) after the market crashes and investors become jittery. The CEO must guide his staff through the layoff, and then deal with legal (and HR) issues that arise as a result. Issues include a potential lawsuit for gender and age discrimination, and a possible violation of a federal regulation on layoffs.
Size:
>$1 million
Other setting(s):
<500 employees

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Abstract

Two vignettes: 1) The first vignette addresses a graduating MIBAs decision between two job offers: one from a small start-up and one from a larger more established company. 2) The second vignette features a CEO who is forced to layoff a significant portion of his workforce (at a Silicon Valley software start-up) after the market crashes and investors become jittery. The CEO must guide his staff through the layoff, and then deal with legal (and HR) issues that arise as a result. Issues include a potential lawsuit for gender and age discrimination, and a possible violation of a federal regulation on layoffs.

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Size:
>$1 million
Other setting(s):
<500 employees

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