HP and the Case for Corporate Spinoffs

The separation of Hewlett-Packard into two $50 billion-plus companies over the coming year will be a test case in how corporate spinoffs can be orchestrated, according to Wharton management professor Emilie R. Feldman.  When Meg Whitman, chair and CEO of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company made the split announcement earlier this month, it marked a departure from years of growth through acquisitions.

The company will be split into Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, focused on technology infrastructure, software and services for business customers, and HP Inc., the firm’s personal computers and printer business.  Learn more.