Case | HBS Case Collection | January 1998 (Revised March 1998)

Staples (C)

by Myra M. Hart, Marco Iansiti and Barbara Feinberg


The search for appropriate hardware and software to support the launch of a new large-scale retail operation forces the management team to define their goals at a very detailed level and to make all underlying assumptions explicit.

Keywords: Goals and Objectives; Hardware; Software; Business Startups; Management Teams; Retail Industry;


Hart, Myra M., Marco Iansiti, and Barbara Feinberg. "Staples (C)." Harvard Business School Case 898-159, January 1998. (Revised March 1998.)