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HP Strategic Audit

Hewlett-Packard ( is a comprehensive business policy and strategic management case that includes the company’s fiscal year-end October 2007 financial statements, competitor information and more. The case time setting is the year 2008. Recommend a three-year strategic plan for the company.

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Table of contents

1 Case Abstract 3
2 Mission and Vision Statement 4
3 External Audit 5
3.1 SWOT analysis 5-6
3.2 CPM-Competitive Profile Matrix 7
3.3 External Factor Evaluation (EFE) 8-9
4 Internal Audit 10
4.1 Strengths and Weaknesses 11
4.2 Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE)12-13
5 SWOT Strategies 14
6 SPACE Matrix 15
7 Grand Strategy Matrix 16
8 QSPM 17-18
9 Recommendations 19
10 References 20

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Vision Statement (proposed)

To become recognized as the number one computer company in the world.

Mission Statement (proposed)

Hewlett-Packard is committed to being the best technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally by providing superior products and services for businesses and personal consumers (1,2). Our emphasis is based on domestic and global markets (3). We provide information technology systems to serve our customers more efficiently (4). We are dedicated to quality and consistency to maintain and gain customer loyalty (6). We are dedicated to growth and profitability (5) by treating employees (9) in ways that create extraordinary ...

... 100 basis points of server market share, to 26.8 percent.
3. Local labor conditions and regulations
4. HP’s return on equity is 18.55 percent, while the return in equity of the industry leader in return on equity is 38.93 percent.
5. Managing a geographically dispersed workforce
6. HP’s long-term debt/equity is 0.233, while the long-term debt/equity of the industry leader in long-term debt/equity is 1.689.
7. HP’s server vendor market share dropped from 26.9 percent in 2005 to 26.8 percent in 2006.
8. Over 60 percent of overall net revenue in 2006 came from outside of the U.S.
9. Longer accounts receivable cycles
10. HP’s long-term growth rate (5 yrs) is 13.82 percent, while the long-term growth rate of the industry leader in long-term growth is 22.62 percent.
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Strategic Management


Financial Analysis


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