了解合併前後及是否該併購等議題，做出關連性問題及提出建議，並期望本研究對同性質公司想要從事水平型態企業併購時，利用更短的學習曲線並創造合併後的獲利契機及有所助益。 The study of business management is often focused through analysis of historical successful and failure management cases. With the help of theoretical business models, it would help the company to improve the business management towards better results.
However, the case study of remodeling business through accumulating core business essentials and flexibility of organizational structure from merger and acquisition are much less explored.
From The acquisition of Compaq 10 years ago and recently announced to spin off PC organization. The study of HP (Hewlett-Packard) merger and acquisition can be helped with 2 concepts, that is, game theory and theoretical business structure and strategy, and to see whether this horizontal merger is workable from economical and strategical point of view.
This thesis focuses on the method of acquisition of HP to reconstruct better picture of the details before and after acquisition. This is to see if the acquisition decision was due to mis-judged of business trend and operation, which caused impulsive merging action without proper plans and lack of long term investment insight.
The following definitions, theories and study cases of the reference documents would help to understand on the main topic and direction of this thesis.
This thesis will provide relative and connective questions and suggestions for the decisions before and after merger or acquisition. The aim is to provide suggestion and information with best benefit during horizontal merger or acquisition in shortest period of time for the companies which have similar aspects (or competition in the same market).