Examines the General Mills Board of Directors’ role in the General Mills cereal joint venture with Nestle SA to sell outside of North America. This raises the more general question of the appropriate role for the board of directors in strategy formulation.

Examines the General Mills Board of Directors’ role in the General Mills cereal joint venture with Nestle SA to sell outside of North America. This raises the more general question of the appropriate role for the board of directors in strategy formulation.
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Jay W. Lorsch,
James E. Sailer
Source: Harvard Business School
11 pages.
Release Date: 26 March 1991. Prod #: 491117-PDF-ENG
General Mills Board of Directors and Strategic Planning HBR case solution