Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2005 (Revised January 2007)

The Board of Directors at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (A)

by Jay W. Lorsch and Ashley Robertson

Abstract

Examines the resignation of Philip Purcell as chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley as a result of poor performance and cultural problems, as well as his relationship to the board of directors.

Keywords: Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Corporate Governance; Resignation and Termination; Performance; Rank and Position;

Citation:

Lorsch, Jay W., and Ashley Robertson. "The Board of Directors at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (A)." Harvard Business School Case 405-105, June 2005. (Revised January 2007.)