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Case Code: CLHR023
Case Length: 2 pages 
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Pub Date: 2009
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Bob Nardeli Quits Home Depot: The Debate on Executive Pay*



This case is on the issue of CEO Executive compensation, which came into intense discussion with the sudden exit of Home Depot CEO, Bob Nardelli. It discusses various dimensions of the eligibility of the top executives receives big-time pay packages.
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On January 03, 2007, Bob Nardelli (Nardelli) quit as CEO after a six year stint at The Home Depot, Inc. (Home Depot), a US-based retail chain for home improvement products. Home Depot said that Nardelli would be replaced by Frank Blake, the company's vice chairman.

With US$ 81.5 billion in annual revenues (for fiscal 2005), Home Depot was the second largest retailer in the US, behind Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart), and third largest retailer in the world, behind Wal-Mart and Carrefour SA. Nardelli had joined Home Depot as CEO in the year 2000.

He had earlier worked in the General Electric Company (GE) as head of GE Power Systems, one of the most profitable businesses within GE...

According to NASSCOM, every year over 3 million people (graduates and post graduates) are added to the workforce in India. Of these, only 25 percent of technical graduates and 10-15 percent of other graduates are considered employable by the growing IT and ITES sectors...


Carrefour SA. Nardelli,Wal-Mart

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