Turning Around Alcan Europe (B): Patrick Rich’s Two Years as CEO-Europe

Case Solution

Daniel J. Isenberg
Harvard Business School ()

Follows the efforts of Patrick Rich, CEO of Alcan Europe, to put the company in a stable and profitable position after losing $ 120 million in 1982 Mechanisms to achieve a reasonable level of independence and coordination between subsidiaries maintain savings and capital constraints and eventually achieve an adequate organizational structure. There are two videotapes available in the AudioVisual department for HBS teachers with this case.

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