Dell Inc. in 2008: Can It Overtake Hewlett-Packard as the World Leader in Personal Computers?
Questions for Week 7, second week of Dell case, week commencing 07.11.11
1. Is Dell’s strategy working? What is your assessment of the financial performance that Dell’s strategy has delivered during fiscal years 2000-2008? Use appropriate financial ratios as a basis for doing your calculations and drawing conclusions about Dell’s performance.
2. What does a SWOT analysis reveal about the attractiveness of Dell’s situation in 2008?
3. What is HP’s situation in 2008 and how well does it compare with that of Dell?
4. What Generic strategy has HP been following, and what is your judgement about how successful it has been?
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