In the 20 years since Hewlett-Packard (HP) produce a manufacturing facility in Singapore to computers, HP has invested managerial responsibilities talents and resources in developing its licensors in a technology development partner. The case details the growth of high-volume manufacturing capacity and the establishment of an R & D facility. Several projects described in which Singapore contributed an increasing amount of skills, leading up to a failed attempt to complete the joint development of a new printe … Read more »

In the 20 years since Hewlett-Packard (HP) produce a manufacturing facility in Singapore to computers, HP has invested managerial responsibilities talents and resources in developing its licensors in a technology development partner. The case details the growth of high-volume manufacturing capacity and the establishment of an R & D facility. Several projects described in which Singapore contributed an increasing amount of skills, which. To a failed attempt to jointly develop an entirely new printer Singapore now feels ready to develop a printer on his own for the Japanese market, and the case raises the question whether it is willing to do this. There is also a question whether the developers understand the Japanese market well enough to continue.
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Dorothy Leonard-Barton,
George Thill
Source: Harvard Business School
18 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 27, 1993. Prod #: 694 035 PDF-ENG
Hewlett-Packard: Singapore (A) HBR case solution