Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Selesian Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Selesian Manufacturing Company, Inc.
View Free PDF
Author(s): R. Keith Martin (Fairfield University, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 3
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch086
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


This case describes the near disintegration of a company due to uncontrolled growth, inadequate information systems, and ineffective (or perhaps incompetent) decision-making. Selesian Manufacturing Company, Inc., grew from a small, privately held operation doing business only in the United States, to a publicly held company with operations in several foreign countries. As the company’s business expanded, the inadequacies of the founder/president’s management’s competencies, and the lack of effective corporate information systems, resulted in serious organizational and operational problems. The case illustrates the problems that can develop quickly when an organization does not have defined goals, effective management, and supporting information systems.

Body Bottom