Background Note | HBS Case Collection | June 2000

Note on CEO Evaluation

by Jay W. Lorsch and Katharina Pick


Discusses the trend toward formal evaluations, by boards of directors, of CEO performance. The benefits and challenges of CEO evaluation are discussed and a particular process of CEO evaluation at Dayton Hudson Corp. is described. Teaching Purpose: To introduce issues surrounding formal CEO evaluation, and the benefits, the challenges, and the characteristics of one already existing process.

Keywords: Governing and Advisory Boards; Business Processes; Performance; Problems and Challenges; Valuation;


Lorsch, Jay W., and Katharina Pick. "Note on CEO Evaluation." Harvard Business School Background Note 400-100, June 2000.