Bill Gates’ Retreat: Future of Microsoft?


Code :LDS0017B

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Industry :Information Technology and IT Enabled Services

Region : USA

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Abstract: This is a narrative case about Microsoft and Bill Gates. Microsoft has been a leader in the global software market. Its founder Bill Gates had been instrumental in moulding Microsoft to a software giant. Though Microsoft has been dominating the software industry, it was facing several problems which analysts felt that it would be different to overcome in the near future. At this crucial hour, in 2006, Bill Gates decides to step down from his position to concentrate on philanthropy. What will happen to Microsoft without Bill Gates? Will Microsoft’s problems force Bill Gates to make a re-entry?

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Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss how Bill Gates shaped Microsoft
  • To understand the problems faced by Microsoft

    Keywords : Bill Gates, software industry, Leadership Case Study, microsoft, extinguish, embrace, and extinguish windows, leadership, MD-DOS internet, security problems, philanthrophy, google, linux, transition, rayozzies

    Contents :
    » Bill Gates’ Microsoft
    » The Dawn of Windows
    » Gates, the richest man
    » Gates’ new plans
    » Microsoft in Trouble

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