Virtual Business Models: Entrepreneurial Risks And Rewards

Hardcover | February 8, 2016

byKarin Bryder, Anki Malmborg-hager, Eskil Söderlind

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Virtual Business Models: Entrepreneurial Risks and Rewards focuses on companies with technology development, offering inspiration, guidance, and hands-on advice on how to utilize the potential of a virtual company format. The book provides an overview of key aspects of the company's activities, putting them into a comprehensive structure. In addition, both the rewards and risks of using the virtual company format are explored. The virtual company format is here defined as a company with a small dedicated core staff. The company's development is performed by strategic alliances with external resource providers. In this way, the utilization of financial resources can be optimized with cost-effective product development. The book explores this concept and why it is attractive in a start-up phase for both companies who want to remain virtual and those that eventually want to develop into integrated traditional companies. Provides an overview, and understanding of, a virtual company's key activities Presents tactics that encourage communication between stakeholders associated with the virtual company Allows users to master all details, while managing key strategic issues Covers technology development and its required special skills and competencies

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Virtual Business Models: Entrepreneurial Risks and Rewards focuses on companies with technology development, offering inspiration, guidance, and hands-on advice on how to utilize the potential of a virtual company format. The book provides an overview of key aspects of the company's activities, putting them into a comprehensive structu...

Karin Bryder has extensive experience as project manager within the fields of pharmaceuticals and med tech and has acted as IP manager and CEO of companies using a virtual company format. Karin holds a PhD in Medical Science with focus on Immunology. Her academic work also includes studies of DNA vaccines and virus genetics.Anki Malmbo...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 8, 2016Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:008100141X

ISBN - 13:9780081001417

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Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Start-up Chapter 3: Communication and control Chapter 4: Business development Chapter 5: Agreements Chapter 6: Importance of Intelligence Chapter 7: Intellectual Property - patents Chapter 8: Financials and valuation Chapter 9: Exit Chapter 10: Risks and rewards Chapter 11: Interviews Acknowledgment Glossary