Traces the development of Hewlett-Packard Co. from a small start-up company in 1938 to become a world class manufacturer of electronic instruments and computer products. Examines the challenges of starting and running a small business, including finance, human resources management, product strategy, human relations, and succession planning. The creation of a unique and lasting values ​​and a philosophy of running and growing a company, known as the “HP Way”, is emphasized.

Traces the development of Hewlett-Packard Co. from a small start-up company in 1938 to become a world class manufacturer of electronic instruments and computer products. Examines the challenges of starting and running a small business, including finance, human resources management, product strategy, human relations, and succession planning. The creation of a unique and lasting values ​​and a philosophy of running and growing a company, known as the “HP Way”, is emphasized.
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H. Kent Bowen,
Courtney Purrington
Source: Harvard Business School
14 pages.
Publication Date: Dec 17, 1997. Prod #: 698 052 PDF-ENG
Hewlett-Packard: Creating, running, and growing a company Enduring HBR case solution

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