Where can I find the Harvard Business School (HBR) case study on Henry Tippie and Orkin?


There was a 1967 Harvard Business School case study that focused on the purchase of Orkin by Rollins.  In it, Orkin was referred to as “Pestmort Company Inc.” and Henry B. Tippie was given the pseudonym “Kenneth R. Morley.” 

Read about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of Orkin Extermination Company Inc., by Rollins Broadcasting in this Tippie News article or Tippie Magazine (p.11-12).

To get your hands on the actual case study, you will need to reach out to HBS special Collections - https://asklib.sc.hbs.org/, as older cases are archived and not available online https://www.library.hbs.edu/find/collections-archives/special-collections/collecting-areas/hbs-history  You would want to reference Box/Volume, Folder 268-007 and 268-008. 

  • Last Updated Jan 24, 2024
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