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    How could any negative issues been anticipated and mitigated and positive issues anticipated and reinforced? Please cite sources. Approximately 200 words per.

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    Hewlett Packard and Compaq merger
    In 2002, Hewlett-Packard Company bought out its rival, Compaq Computer Corporation to offer both the business industry and consumers a full range of IT products and services. This $19 billion dollar merger would give the newly formed company a worldwide standing in servers, handhelds, PCs, printers, IT services, and hand-helds.

    Negative Issues:
    ?The merger was opposed by investors and shareholders as well as the employees of both companies - since both the companies were already hurting by price wars going on in the industry, the way to mitigate this problem would be to differentiate itself from other competitors and establish itself and a new and stronger company - the company could have used that argument to mitigate any initial ill-feelings about the merger.
    ?The anticipation of falling stock prices of both companies at the announcement of the merger - as parts of the effort to mitigate the anticipation of fall is stock prices, the board of directors should meet frequently with senior management, work with advisors to consider the various implications of the economic and market and technological environment and their impact on both company's business, assets and liabilities, competitive position, legal and regulatory status, and ...

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    The solution describes the merger berween Hewlett Packard and Compaq and identifies how any negative issues could have been anticipated and mitigated and positive issues anticipated and reinforced. All resources are cited using APA styling.