Al Dunlap at Sunbeam – Case Analysis Questions
- What were some big problems Sunbeam was facing around the time Dunlap was hired? Please do not comment on their low stock price when answering this question.
- Based on your answer above, discuss whether the strategic actions Dunlap took to turn Sunbeam around were appropriate (e.g., did they fit).
- Boards have a fiduciary duty to look after shareholder interests. With that in mind, please comment on the board of directors at Sunbeam – did they do a good job of looking after their shareholders?