Press reports over the weekend suggest a further hotting-up of the power struggle at Porsche and VW. In the event of an influence from Porsche into the operating business of Volkswagen, CEO Winterkorn threatened to resign – according to the news magazine “Der Spiegel”.
The limited management resources at Porsche can be seen as one of the main potential weakness of the combination. Porsche fully relies on current Volkswagen management to implement and execute their strategy.
In the event of strategic dispute there is a limited possibility for Porsche to impose operational changes if not willing to lose key personnel in its own operations.