Essays on HPs Strategy Case Study

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The paper "HP’ s Strategy " is a perfect example of a business case study.   This essay is an analysis of HP’ s strategy based on the framework developed by Hambrick and Fredrickson (2001). It is divided into two parts. In the first part, a detailed analysis of the strategy of the company is presented. The analysis is done on the following elements as recommended in the framework: arenas, vehicles, differentiators, staging and economic logic. In the second part, information on the level of consistency in the strategy of the company and how the different elements support each other is presented. Part 1: Analysis of Strategy Arenas HP operates in seven distinct areas with a wide range of products and services that are offered to the market (HP 2013, p.

4). First, the company has the personal systems segment which is concerned with the development of personal computers, workstations, retail point of sale software and calculators. Second is the printing segment through which the organization provides hardware, software and supplies for consumer and commercial printers. Thirdly, the company has the enterprise group segment through which it provides, servers, storage and networking services to different companies.

The fourth segment of the company is the enterprise services segment through which the company provides consultancy, outsourcing and support services to a wide array of corporate clients. Also, through the HP financial services segment, the company provides a range of value-added asset management and financing services to clients. The sixth segment of the company is the software segment through which the company provides various security solutions and information technology management services to clients. Lastly, HP’ s corporate investment business segment is primarily concerned with the management of the company’ s laboratories and business incubation centers. According to data provided by CSI Market (2015), by the third quarter of the year 2014, every business segment of the company had provided a substantial amount of revenue for the company.

For instance, the revenue from financial services, software and enterprise systems segments of the company was $855 million, $959 million and $6894 million respectively.

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