Case | HBS Case Collection | April 1995 (Revised November 1995)

Human Resources at Hewlett-Packard (A)

by Michael Beer and Gregory C. Rogers


Provides an overview of the human resource policies and practices applied by Hewlett-Packard (HP). Discusses HP's reactions as an organization to changes in its business environment. As such, it is an opportunity to analyze HP's practices, and how they have been affected through the years in all four policy areas: stakeholder influence, flows, rewards, and work systems.

Keywords: Human Resources; Change; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Policy; Computer Industry;


Beer, Michael, and Gregory C. Rogers. "Human Resources at Hewlett-Packard (A)." Harvard Business School Case 495-051, April 1995. (Revised November 1995.)