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The HP Demerger Dissected

Graham Watson

6th March 2017

This is one of the classic economic debates: are big firms better than small firms? The answer is a complex one: it depends - a fairly standard economic response - to be honest.

However, in this instance, the splitting up of Hewlett-Packard into its computer and printer business and a separate corporate hardware and services division is discussed as a case study and by implications considers the extent to which firms are able to obtain economies of scale.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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