Competition and Collaboration in the PC Industry: The Evolution of a Value Chain (A) Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

The three cases in this series trace developments in the personal computer business from its inception through 2006, making it possible to analyze the issues of competition and cooperation as the value chain in the industry evolves. The An instance looks at these tensions through the lens of the relationship between two for the industries' most successful firms- Intel and Compaq.

As the An instance describes, by the mid-1990s, Compaq was the world's biggest PC maker. Compaq's computers used Microsoft software and Intel chips. Compaq was the largest customer of Intel and Intel was the largest provider of Compaq.

PUBLICATION DATE: January 20, 2009 PRODUCT #: UV1011-PDF-ENG

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