High Noon at Hewlett-Packard Introduction Carly Fiorinaâ€™s tenure as CEO at Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005 was turbulent and controversial and ended with her dismissal by the companyâ€™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 companyâ€™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-Packardâ€™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...The end:
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