Hewlett-Packard Company: CEO Succession in 2010

Posted: 14 Feb 2012

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Jay W. Lorsch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Krishna Palepu

Harvard University - Harvard Business School; Harvard University - David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Research; Harvard Business Review; NBER; International Academy of Management

Melissa Barton

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 14, 2011

Abstract

Mark Hurd resigned as the CEO of Hewlett Packard in 2010 after the board discovered that he had misfiled expense reports and paid an H.P. contractor for unsubstantiated work. After Hurd left H.P., he joined Oracle, an H.P. competitor. Soon thereafter, the H.P. board appointed a new CEO following an eight-week search.

Learning Objective: To allow students to explore how a board balances ethical and strategic considerations in assuring executive leadership for the company.

Suggested Citation

Lorsch, Jay W. and Palepu, Krishna and Barton, Melissa, Hewlett-Packard Company: CEO Succession in 2010 (February 14, 2011). Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit Case No. 411-056, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2005118

Jay W. Lorsch (Contact Author)

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Krishna Palepu

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Melissa Barton

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