CISCO'S INNOVATION-THROUGH-ACQUISITION STRATEGYEric EslaoSan Francisco State UniversityFall 2009The purpose of this project is to study Cisco's acquisition strategy. The research methods to be used will consist of literary review (e.g.
Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Financial Times
). All information is publicly available. The outcome of this project will be todiscover how Cisco's has leveraged its acquisition strategy for growth and innovation. _______________________________________ _______________________ Mitchell MarksNovember 5, 2009Assistant Professor of Managementiii