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Hewlett-Packard: Down in the valley
Re: David Yoffie
"It was a desperation move and I think things were maybe overlooked," said Mark Williams, an academic at Boston University's School of Management. Advisers, including the company's accountants and investment bankers, also slipped, says David Yoffie, a professor at Harvard Business School, although he adds that some of the blame rests with HP's management and board, "for not asking enough questions or spotting signs of trouble".