Case | HBS Case Collection | March 2001 (Revised May 2001)

Corning 1983-1996: Transition at the Top

by Michael J. Roberts and Michael L. Tushman


Focuses on Jamie Houghton's efforts to revitalize Corning from 1983-1996, including the development of a very strong set of values and culture. The issue centers around Roger Ackerman's rise to president, then chairman/CEO, and his drive to both change the business strategically and financially and develop a new culture to support this change.

Keywords: Organizational Change and Adaptation; Change Management; Organizational Culture; Management Teams; Strategy;


Roberts, Michael J., and Michael L. Tushman. "Corning 1983-1996: Transition at the Top." Harvard Business School Case 401-034, March 2001. (Revised May 2001.)