In response to the crisis in the chemical industry in the early 1980s, appoint Allied Chemical (USA) and ICI (UK) new chairman for each company’s strategy, culture and organization to revitalize. Hennessy, an outsider with a background in management conglomerates, has strong ideas about the right strategy Allied. He buys and sells businesses at a great clip and shakes Allied management, culture and organization. More of a consensus builder as Hennessy and with a less abrasive management style, Harve … Read more »

In response to the crisis in the chemical industry in the early 1980s, appoint Allied Chemical (USA) and ICI (UK) new chairman for each company’s strategy, culture and organization to revitalize. Hennessy, an outsider with a background in management conglomerates, has strong ideas about the right strategy Allied. He buys and sells businesses at a great clip and shakes Allied management, culture and organization. More of a consensus builder as Hennessy and with a less abrasive management style, endows Harvey-Jones major organizational and strategic changes at ICI. Allows students to compare the effectiveness of different leadership styles and leadership skills and to consider the different roles of a general manager.
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Christopher A. Bartlett,
Robert W. Lightfoot
Source: Harvard Business School
24 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 25, 1992. Prod #: 392157-PDF-ENG
Hennessy and Harvey-Jones: Two responses to the crisis in Case Chemicals HBR solution