Examines many of the problems are the rapidly growing venture-backed companies in the high technology industry. Provides an opportunity for students to examine the issues involved in managing a cash flow crisis. Begins with the new MIPS CEO, Robert Miller, lead facing a number of serious problems. Total MIPS has been underperforming. If Miller takes his position, the company’s cash account contains only $ 700,000 less than a month funds. His cash problems are exacerbated by severe internal … Read more »

Examines many of the problems are the rapidly growing venture-backed companies in the high technology industry. Provides an opportunity for students to examine the issues involved in managing a cash flow crisis. Begins with the new MIPS CEO, Robert Miller, lead facing a number of serious problems. Total MIPS has been underperforming. If Miller takes his position, the company’s cash account contains only $ 700,000 less than a month funds. His cash problems will take both strategically and tactically by serious internal disagreement between the functional departments, the different viewpoints regarding the direction the company should hold tightened. Provides a history of the company and its technology, beginning with its founding in 1983 to a completely new technology that was developed at Stanford University, based. Describes the objectives of the establishment and administration of the Company subsequent difficulties in meeting these expectations. Students are asked to put in the role of CEO, consider what options they have and what process they should follow to reach a solution.
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James C. Collins,
Charles B. Krenz
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
32 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1989. Prod #: SB112-PDF-ENG
MIPS Computer Systems HBR case solution