Business Environment of the Hewlett-Packard Company Case Study by Kien

Business Environment of the Hewlett-Packard Company
A strategic analysis of the business environment of the Hewlett Packard company.
# 153590 | 2,687 words | 16 sources | APA | 2013 | KE
Published on Jul 04, 2013 in Business (Companies) , Business (International) , Business (Management)

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This paper provides a critical analysis of the business environment of Hewlett Packard company and evaluates the manner in which various environmental factors impact on the business strategies of the company. The paper includes a PEST analysis and a SWOT analysis and underscores the importance of management analyzing the business environment of a firm.

Overview of Hewlett Packard
PEST Analysis
SWOT Analysis
Evaluation of the Impact of the Identified Issues on Business Strategy

From the Paper:

"Hewlett Packard was founded in 1939 through the joint efforts of classmates Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett while studying at Stanford University (Hewlett-Packard, 2011). The company is headquartered at California Los Angeles and has numerous local and international subsidiaries. Over the years, the company has evolved to become one of the leading multinational companies in the field of information technology. The company offers a wide range of services ranging from computer systems hardware and software as well as information technology consulting services. Additionally, the company offers a numerous computing products and peripherals such as personal computers, networking devices, servers, storage products, software products as well as printers and other imaging devices to both consumers and business clients (Hewlett-Packard Development Company, 2011).
"Over the years, Hewlett Packard Company has made several mergers and acquisitions in a bid to optimize its business potential. For instance, it has acquired firms such as Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Mercury Interactive and Compaq expanding its market share. The company has grown into a global force in the face of competitors such as IBM, Dell and Apple (Jeffrey, 2003:18)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blair, A. M., & Hitchcock, D. (2001). Environment and business. London: Routledge.
  • Freeman, R. E. (2010). Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gitman, L. J., & McDaniel, C. (2008). The Future of Business: The Essentials. New York: Cengage Learning.
  • Hewlett-Packard. (2011). History. Retrieved May 2, 2011, from
  • Hewlett-Packard Development Company. (2011). Products & Services. Retrieved May 2, 2011, from

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