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Nurturing science based ventures: an international case perspective

By: Seifert, Ralf W.
Contributor(s): Leleux, Benoit F | Tucci, Christopher L.
Publisher: Lausanne Springer 2008Description: xxxix, 787.ISBN: 9781846288739.Subject(s): New business enterprises | Science and industry | Entrepreneurship | Science and stateDDC classification: 338.04 Summary: Nurturing Science-based Ventures: An International Case Perspective, presents case studies of more than 30 businesses in scientific fields such as biotechnology, biomedicine, high-tech engineering and information technology. The case studies are arranged in modules tracking the typical life cycle of creating and growing new ventures. The book is a value-adding teaching device that will greatly enhance the learning experience of future high-tech entrepreneurs. The case studies will also foster a general appreciation of technological venturing among current and future business leaders. Module topics include recognizing and evaluating opportunities, creating viable business plans, securing financial resources, managing growth and eventually harvesting the value created. The view of large firms is also taken into account, with studies on corporate entrepreneurship and the integration of internal and external knowledge to successfully seize business opportunities. Each module of the book is completed by a topic primer and a concluding summary of key learning points. Case studies include: Google, Logitech, Adidas, Ducati, EndoArt, 4M Technologies, Novartis and Nespresso and many more university spin-offs and new start-up enterprises.
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Nurturing Science-based Ventures: An International Case Perspective, presents case studies of more than 30 businesses in scientific fields such as biotechnology, biomedicine, high-tech engineering and information technology. The case studies are arranged in modules tracking the typical life cycle of creating and growing new ventures. The book is a value-adding teaching device that will greatly enhance the learning experience of future high-tech entrepreneurs. The case studies will also foster a general appreciation of technological venturing among current and future business leaders. Module topics include recognizing and evaluating opportunities, creating viable business plans, securing financial resources, managing growth and eventually harvesting the value created. The view of large firms is also taken into account, with studies on corporate entrepreneurship and the integration of internal and external knowledge to successfully seize business opportunities. Each module of the book is completed by a topic primer and a concluding summary of key learning points. Case studies include: Google, Logitech, Adidas, Ducati, EndoArt, 4M Technologies, Novartis and Nespresso and many more university spin-offs and new start-up enterprises.

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