Alan Mulally's Report Card

Ford's chief executive celebrates his first year at the company. How well is he doing? BusinessWeek grades his performance

Alan Mulally's first anniversary as CEO of Ford Motor (F) is Sept. 5. The relentlessly upbeat chief still has a rough ride ahead of him. But it's tough to argue that he doesn't have the struggling automaker on the right path. The question for Ford and Mullaly is whether or not his recovery plan can succeed in the face of economic headwinds caused by the bursting of the real estate bubble and tightening of credit markets.

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