The Demise of the Jane Addams Hull House Association: Internal or External Factors to Blame? Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

In January 2012, the Jane Addams Hull House Association-- one of the biggest and oldest social service agencies in Chicago and arguably its most iconic --declared that it might need to close in the spring because of fiscal issues.

Only days later, the 122-year old organization stunned the philanthropic world when it shut its doors forever, declared its intent to liquidate in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and laid off its employees without notice. In the weeks that followed, a growing number of people began to ask: What had happened to the board? Had bankruptcy actually been inevitable?

The Demise of the Jane Addams Hull House Association Internal or External Factors to Blame case study solution

This case details the organization's final decade and equips students to step into the shoes of chairman of the board, Steve Saunders, as he led the board through its last two years. Students determine how internal and external factors led to the dying of Hull House and will examine the roles and obligations of powerful boards.


This is just an excerpt. This case is about LEADERSHIP & MANAGING PEOPLE

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