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Barnes & Noble, Inc.: Another Executive Departure. Bad Behavior or Bad Management?
Marchiori, D. Schiffer, M., O’Rourke, J. (editor)
March 12, 2019
Strategy & General Management, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior
management, Behavior, Organizational Behavior, Business Strategy, firing
On July 3, 2018, bookseller Barnes & Noble released a statement saying that their CEO, Demos Parneros, was terminated, effective immediately, for “violating the company’s policies.” In this abrupt firing, Barnes & Noble did not specify the policies that were violated, but did mention that it was not related to any disagreement with the company regarding its financial performance. Suspicion quickly grew that Parneros was just the latest executive caught up in a #MeToo moment.