Organization Management Journal


This case describes the attempts of a small residential construction company to close on a home that they have built. The problem for the characters in question is how to proceed in this situation given the fact that a third party lien has been put against their properties because the developer they bought the properties from had not paid his landscaper. The case has a difficulty level appropriate for a freshmen and/or sophomore level course. The case is designed to be taught in one to two class periods based upon the authors’ prior experiences in teaching this case. Instructional time may vary from 50 to 100 minutes depending upon the instructional approach employed while it is expected that between three to six hours of outside preparation by students will be required (depending upon the instructor’s choice of class preparation and debriefing methods).