Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1999 (Revised November 1999)

Hewlett-Packard's Merced Decision

by Clayton M. Christensen and Matt Verlinden


Describes managing the threat of disruptive technology at the high end of the computer industry. Many aspects of the innovator's dilemma can be explored.

Keywords: Technological Innovation; Risk Management; Disruptive Innovation; Computer Industry; United States;


Christensen, Clayton M., and Matt Verlinden. "Hewlett-Packard's Merced Decision." Harvard Business School Case 699-011, February 1999. (Revised November 1999.)