Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2002

Lycos (A): The Tripod Decision

by Giovanni M. Gavetti, Jan W. Rivkin and Elizabeth Johnson


The Internet portal Lycos has acquired Tripod, a provider of home-page-building tools, and now must decide how to integrate the acquisition.

Keywords: Integration; Organizational Structure; Situation or Environment; Mergers and Acquisitions; Internet; Decision Choices and Conditions; Web Services Industry;


Gavetti, Giovanni M., Jan W. Rivkin, and Elizabeth Johnson. "Lycos (A): The Tripod Decision." Harvard Business School Case 702-435, January 2002.