High Noon at Hewlett-Packard


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High Noon at Hewlett-Packard
Carly Fiorina’s tenure as CEO at Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005 was turbulent and controversial and ended with her dismissal by the company’s board of directors. Fiorina and the board disagree regarding the reasons for her dismissal and whether it was justified, but independent observers are in general agreement that the company’s uneven financial performance during her tenure, which was characterized by periodic declines in earnings and then temporary recoveries, led to her departure and Hewlett-Packard’s separation of CEO functions and authority from board chairman functions and authority. Robert P. Wayman was named interim CEO and Patricia Dunn became non-executive chairman of the...
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.....s by HP’s board of directors.
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