To raise cash and pay down debt, Motorola reportedly is considering splitting into three companies and sell off its division which makes TV set-top boxes and networking gear. School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says all three divisions need investments to regain traction, and a split-up will help them get started.
“More critical is whether the divisions can become leaders in their respective spaces. If they do not, we may see Motorola becoming largely irrelevant as Nortel and Lucent have become in the recent past.”
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