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It studies the motivation behind the merger deal, from both HP's and Palm's perspective. The case also examines the future of the HP-Palm combined entity and its chances at retrieving lost ground and creating a veritable niche in the smartphone and other mobile devices market.
» To examine the conditions under which companies in the mobile devices industry opt for merger deals.
Strategic options, Mergers and acquisitions, Post merger integration, Culture, Smartphone industry, Hewlett-Packard, Palm, Apple, Google, RIM