The Xerox Company Business Plan by JPWrite

The Xerox Company
An overview of the successes and failures of the Xerox company and what should be done now to ensure the company's successful future.
# 64488 | 3,358 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2006 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Business (Management) , Business (Business Plans)

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This paper presents a history of the Xerox company, describing its past successes as well as its more recent failures. The paper attributes most of the company's present business problems to failures of leadership and suggests that new leadership techniques are required in order to bring new life and success to the organization. The paper identifies the challenges that Xerox is facing and concludes with recommendations on how best to meet these challenges.

Executive Summary
Problem Identification and Analysis
Statement of Major Problems
Generation and Evaluation of Alternative Solutions
Implementation of Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Xerox, nearly a hundred years old now, came into existence in 1906, as the Haloid Co. Their business then was to make and sell photographic paper. The company expanded their services in 1947, by acquiring the rights to a new process, electrophotography. The company replaced this term with "xerography". This was followed by the company's first copier, the Model A, in 1949. The company was renamed in 1958, to become Haloid Xerox. In 1961 it became Xerox. When Xerox introduced the Xerox 914, a plain paper automatic office copier, the first of its kind, the year was 1959. This was the year when the copying business took off. Xerox's business would grow from here on, to become widely accepted and finally the best-selling industrial product in history. Consequently, Xerox expanded its services and functions by buying publishing companies as well as various technology companies. Further success resulted in the Palo Alto Research Center, founded in 1970. It appeared that Xerox was facing a bright financial future. This however did not materialize. Issues of leadership appear to be at the root of many of the problems currently faced by the company."

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