How much power could that board have wielded over Daimler, the parent company?Maybe! But you have to agree that the failure was Chryslers as well, lack of corporate responsibility, is the term I was looking for.
Had they pushed back, couldn't Daimler just cut funding, re-organize staff or try any number of moves to squash the "rebellion"?
I still give Daimler most of the blame for the fall of Chrysler. They bought it. They didn't develop it to its full potential. And killed off anything they saw as a threat to their Benz product line.
Unless there's something I'm not seeing.