HP_and_Compaq_Combined__In_Search_of_Scale_and_Scope

4 ian fried hp compaq merger worth the wait cnet news

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Unformatted text preview: A Talk with Scott McNealy,” Business Week, April 1, 2002. 4 Ian Fried, “HP-Compaq Merger: Worth the Wait?” CNET News, September 2, 2002. Professor Robert A. Burgelman and Philip E. Meza prepared this case as the basis for class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of an administrative situation. This case can be used in conjunction with The New HP in 2004 (A): Leading Strategic Integration, SM-125A, The New New HP in 2004 (B): Winning in the Core Business, SM-125B, The New HP Way, SM-72, HP, Compaq and the PC Landscape in 2001, SM-72B, all by Burgelman and Meza. Copyright © 2004 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved. To order copies or request permission to reproduce materials, e-mail the Case Writing Office at: [email protected] or write: Case Writing Office, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5015. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, used in a spreadsheet, or transmitted in any form or by any means –– electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise –– without the permission of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. This document is authorized for use by Xiaolei Cong, from 11/30/2012 to 2/28/2013, in the course: MGMT 237: 001 Management of Technology - Chaudhuri (Spring 2013), University of Pennsylvania. Any unauthorized use or reproduction of this document is strictly prohibited. HP and Compaq Combined: In Search of Scale and Scope, SM-130 p. 2 William R. Hewlett, led a proxy battle to oppose the merger. The fight became costly and bitter. In March 2002, the vote came down to a thin 3 percent majority for the merger, with recrimination on both sides. Soon after, regulators in the United States and European Community also gave their approvals to the merger and HP cleared its last external obstacle. In early May 2002, the acquisition integration could at last officially start. Behind the scenes, before winning shareholder and regulator approval, but careful to stay within the limits of the l...
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