The time may be now to end the merger of equals debate at DaimlerChrysler. There has been the suggestion of a power imbalance from the outset, when it was made clear the co-chairmen scenario was weighted to German Juergen Schrempp over American Robert Eaton. Eaton enjoyed lame-duck status for a short time before retiring, and shortly after Americans began dropping like flies from positions on the management board. Brand bibles were crafted early on to enshrine Mercedes’ superiority, ...

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