Analysis of “IBM at the Crossroads” Case by Rothaermel

Analyze the case study “IBM at the Crossroads” provided by Frank T. Rothaermel.

What are the details of the situation? Make sure to include who, what, why, when, and how. What are current or future organizational issues at IBM? Identify and provide a thorough explanation of the perceived and underlying problems as well as the potential long-term effects. What are several potential solutions or business strategies for solving these organizational issues at IBM? Include a minimum of three alternatives with multiple advantages and disadvantages of each applying the strengths and weaknesses within the company. What are the decision options? Are some stronger than others? What is at stake with each of these considerations?