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Case
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Reference no. 302-123-1
Authors: Vivek Gupta
Published by: IBS Center for Management Research
Published in: 2002
Length: 17 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

The case discusses the problems faced by the proposed merger between Hewlett Packard (HP) and Compaq. The case details the opposition to the merger and also discusses how the merged entity would compare with its major competitors: IBM and Dell Computers. The case is designed to help students critically analyse a merger deal and understand the various issues involved such as product synergies, cost savings and technological compatibility. The case also provides an insight into the possible hurdles that might crop up while implementing a mega-merger.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.
Location:
Size:
Large
Other setting(s):
2001

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Abstract

The case discusses the problems faced by the proposed merger between Hewlett Packard (HP) and Compaq. The case details the opposition to the merger and also discusses how the merged entity would compare with its major competitors: IBM and Dell Computers. The case is designed to help students critically analyse a merger deal and understand the various issues involved such as product synergies, cost savings and technological compatibility. The case also provides an insight into the possible hurdles that might crop up while implementing a mega-merger.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

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Location:
Size:
Large
Other setting(s):
2001

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