Hewlett Packard and its Business Model Case Study by Nicky

A look at the business model used by Hewlett Packard.
# 151430 | 1,884 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2012 | US

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This paper examines the innovations at Hewlett Packard and the business models they use to support its expanding technologies. First, the paper discusses the products that HP produces and their impact on profitability. Then, it addresses HP's competition and how the company manages to keep its edge. Next, the paper explores HP's partnerships within the industry between different organizations and national governments. Finally, the paper analyzes HP's outsourcing in light of Porter's five forces. The paper concludes with an evaluation of HP's business model.

Competitive Forces and Challenges
Competitive Strategies
Sustainable Competitive Advantages
Business Model Evolution
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From the Paper:

"From Porter's five forces, the most important one to be taken into consideration and the one providing a significant challenge is the bargaining power of suppliers. Hewlett Packard uses more and more suppliers from Asia, including countries such as Taiwan, Malaysia and even China. During the early phases of this outsourcing phase, the power of suppliers was relatively limited and Hewlett Packard was able to bargain significantly in terms of price, terms of delivery etc. However, as the years went by, the company became more and more dependant on these external suppliers for its business model. The bargaining power of suppliers remains high and will continue to increase throughout the next years."
"The bargaining power of customers has also increased. At the time Hewlett Packard launched its computer business, some time in the 1960s and 1970s, the number of potential consumers generally revolved around large companies or governmental organizations that could afford such a tool. Nowadays, the personal computer in its different forms is part of every individual's lives. However, with this also came an increase in the customers' bargaining power: more and more the client can chose between the different offers on the market and, quite often..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BR Staff Writer. 2007. HP reaches $100 billion revenue mark for the fiscal 2007. On the Internet at http://www.cbronline.com/news/hp_reaches_100_billion_revenue_mark_for_the_fiscal_2007. Last retrieved on November 4, 2009
  • Wikipedia. On the Internet at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewlett_Packard. Last retrieved on November 4, 2009
  • Pui-Wing, Tam. 2002. For Hewlett - Packard, The Real Competition Doesn't Make Printers. The Wall Street Journal Europe. September 2002.
  • 2008 Annual Report. On the Internet at http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/irol/71/71087/HewlettPackard_2008_AR.pdf. Last retrieved on November 4, 2009

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