Break up HP? Not so fast...

Rob Hof

Andrew Hargadon, an associate professor of technology management at the University of California at Davis, was an intern at Hewlett-Packard in the early 1980s. That's when the company released the HP 150, an early IBM-style PC that had a printer built in. It's ironic, he notes today, that now so many people are calling for HP's printer and computer businesses to be broken up. And he's not so sure that's a great idea. ...

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