The Rise and Fall of Carly Fiorina

  title={The Rise and Fall of Carly Fiorina},
  author={Craig E. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of Leadership \& Organizational Studies},
  pages={188 - 196}
  • Craig E. Johnson
  • Published 30 June 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies
This study examines the controversial tenure of former Hewlett-Packard (HP) CEO Carly Fiorina using the ethical leadership construct. Fiorina rose quickly through the ranks at AT&T and Lucent Technologies to become the most powerful businesswoman in the United States when she took the helm at HP in 1999. She prevailed in a bitter proxy fight over the firm's merger with Compaq Computer. However, she was abruptly fired in 2005. Both the CEO and members of the HP board failed as moral persons and… 
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