TASER International, Inc. -- Grappling with Growth

Susan K. Williams, Joe S. Anderson, Jack Dustman, Scott D. Roberts

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TASER International, Inc. is one of the world's leading less-lethal weapons manufacturers and distributors. The case begins with a dramatic moment as the President and CEO of TASER International become aware of a highly critical article in Barron's. The article questions the legitimacy of their high stock price and casts doubt on their continued ability to grow. The case presents the company's counterarguments to the critical Barron's article, and asks for alternatives for TASER's next move into the relatively untapped consumer market with a new consumer-oriented product, the TASER X26C. The case resulted from lengthy in-person, email, and phone interviews with TASER's President, Tom Smith. In addition, the company and its products have been well publicized in the national business press and in the local newspapers. Further, product details and other information on TASERs and other less-lethal weapons has been published in numerous police and military sources. Finally, TASER International's website has been a rich source of supplemental information to support the writing of the case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-48
Number of pages24
JournalCASE Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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