John Chambers, Cisco and its Internal Governance Systems
**This case was presented at the 2012 North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:
- Understand the role of the board of directors and its relationship with the CEO.
- Study the internal governance system of Cisco with special emphasis on the operating governance framework.
- Discuss and debate the performance of John Chambers, his strategy and emphasis on management through committees.
- Understand issues related to the board's obligations and accountability to the shareholders .
- Discuss and debate the decision that the board of directors at Cisco should take with regard to John Chambers' future in the company.
|Operating Governance Framework|
|Putting the New Structure in Place|
|Empowering Groups or Consolidating Power at the Top?|
|Cisco's Response||Has Chambers Failed?|
|Chambers Admits Mistake|
|Time for a Change?|
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