Founder-CEO Succession at Acer Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Stan Shih, founder, CEO of Acer, Inc, was elected to the active transition "ideal" successor as CEO, but is now facing serious problems. In the past two years, his successor, Leonard Liu made the changes that he was hired to do, including the reconstruction of the organizational structure and training of a new corporate culture that emphasized the responsibility. However, such changes have caused numerous clashes between him and the other co-founders of the company, in particular, his wife Shih, Carolyn. Liu is now suggested that "Caroline must resign in her kitchen." When faced with the struggle of the office and increase markedly different clashes between Western and Chinese management styles, Shi Liu needed to manage increasing complexity of global competition. However, Shea now wondering if he made the right decision to appoint Liu as his successor. "Hide
by Noam Wasserman, Michael Chi-ta Chen, Keith Chi-ho Wong Source: Harvard Business School 19 pages. Publication Date: January 11, 2011. Prod. #: 811062-PDF-ENG

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