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11/10/2001 Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection

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Polaroid: A Classic Case of Strategic Failure

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Polaroid Film & Camera (1992)

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Polaroid Corporation History

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10 Famous Companies that Went Bankrupt

The original Polaroid Corporation filed for federal bankruptcy protection. The outcome was that within ten months, most of the business had been sold to Bank One's OEP. OEP Imaging Corporation then changed its name to Polaroid Holding Company. However, this new company operates using the name of its bankrupt predecessor, Polaroid Corporation.
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    • Essentials 

    • Founding and success 

    • Decline 

    • "Chapter 11" controversy 

    • Use of Polaroid brand following bankruptcy 

    • Auction for Polaroid Corporation's assets 

    • Licensor 

    • Acquisition by Smołokowski; collaboration with and rebranding of "Impossible" 

    • Corporate sponsorship of motorsports 

    • Discontinuation and planned relaunch of Polaroid film 

    • Mobile printers 

    • Digital photography 

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