Multimillionaire Matchmaker, An Inside Look At CEO Succession Planning

By David Larcker, Brian Tayan
2010 | Case No. CG21

This case takes an inside look at CEO succession planning at Energy Corp. The case provides an overview of various models of succession planning, including external search, COO appointment, a horse race, and the inside-outside model. The case then outlines the process by which Energy Corp chooses to identify a successor. Readers of the case are expected to evaluate Energy Corp’s effectiveness, and discuss the various risks of succession planning and how they can be mitigated.

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