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Research HP (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/index.html).

1. What is your impression of the operation of HP? What do you think the firm's prospects are over the long term, to include their worldwide operation?
2. Conduct a SWOT Analysis of HP. No special tables needed, just text. Clearly discussing 4-5 factors for each the S, W, O, and T. (label sub-headings to describe the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

3. Does HP have a competitive advantage and/or a competitive strategy? First, define the two terms. Next, discuss/support whether the firm has a comp adv or comp strategy. Then, clearly explain the justification for factors in a paragraph form, regarding whether or not the firm has a competitive advantage and/or competitive strategy the answer.
4. Choose one HP product. Describe the components of this product value chain. On this question, create a value chain for one of their products/services. Describe the value chain as it applies to the firm - pick one of their products/services and then, explain each step in the process from the beginning to final customer distribution.
5. What strategic alternatives are open to HP? Explain and justify the answer. Discuss the three directional strategies as possible alternatives. Then choose the one that was best fitted for SWOT and for implementation, advocate for this strategy.

Purpose: To identify a firm's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, which leads to an identification of a firm's distinctive competencies, as well as shortfalls Weaknesses of SWOT Analysis doesn't assign weights to the factors

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Research HP (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/index.html).

1. What is your impression of the operation of HP? What do you think the firm's prospects are over the long term, to include their worldwide operation?
2. Conduct a SWOT Analysis of HP. No special tables needed, just text. Clearly discussing 4-5 factors for each the S, W, O, and T. (label sub-headings to describe the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

3. Does HP have a competitive advantage and/or a competitive strategy? First, define the two terms. Next, discuss/support whether the firm has a comp adv or comp strategy. Then, clearly explain the justification for factors in a paragraph form, regarding whether or not the firm has a competitive advantage and/or competitive strategy the answer.
4. Choose one HP product. Describe the components of this product value chain. On this question, create a value chain for one of their products/services. Describe the value chain as it applies to the firm - pick one of their products/services and then, explain each step in the process from the beginning to final customer distribution.
5. What strategic alternatives are open to HP? Explain and justify the answer. Discuss the three directional strategies as possible alternatives. Then choose the one that was best fitted for SWOT and for implementation, advocate for this strategy.

Purpose: To identify a firm's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, which leads to an identification of a firm's distinctive competencies, as well as shortfalls Weaknesses of SWOT Analysis doesn't assign weights to the factors

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