ThePCBShop.com: Taking the Commodity Bull by the Horns

ThePCBShop.com: Taking the Commodity Bull by the Horns

Steve Muylle (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium) and Veerle De Schryver (Tools for Growth, Belgium)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-612-9.ch009
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Abstract

This case describes the entrepreneurial process as it happened for Europrint, a manufacturer of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), from 1991 until 2006. It offers an entrepreneurial perspective on the European PCB landscape, highlights the successful launch by the manufacturer of a dot.com in this highly competitive B2B environment, and illustrates the transition by the manufacturer to electronic business to break the product commodity cycle. As a final point, the case also reveals how the manufacturer’s off-line and online business activities were consolidated and leveraged for maximum impact across Belgium, Hungary, and India.

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Foreword
Alicia Coduras
Preface
Jose-Aurelio Medina-Garrido, Salustiano Martínez-Fierro, Jose Ruiz-Navarro
Acknowledgment
Chapter 1
Alfonso Miguel Márquez-García, María Teresa Garrido-Álvarez, María del Carmen Moreno-Martos
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FON: A Social Collaborative Technological Entrepreneurship
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Chapter 2
Andrea Bikfalvi, Christian Serarols
The present case study explains the process of creation of Remote Internet-Based Supervision Systems, S.L. (RISS), a spin-off emerging from the... Sample PDF
Remote Internet-Based Supervision Systems, S.L.
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Chapter 3
Salustiano Martínez-Fierro
In this case we analyze the creation process of a firm from the tourism sector that has exploited a business opportunity opened up by new... Sample PDF
BookingFax: A New Concept of Tourism Intermediation
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Andrew N. Garman, Mayur Patel, Rod Hart
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Opportunities and Challenges in the Health Care IT Sector: The ShiftMarket Case Study
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José Antonio Ariza Montes, Alfonso Carlos Morales Gutiérrez, Alfredo Romeo Molina
This work analyzes different factors in the entrepreneuring process in a company based in business opportunities advantages through the usage of... Sample PDF
Breaking Through Barriers in New Technological Initiatives: Entrepreneurs in the Context of Free Software
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Chapter 6
Antonia Mercedes García Cabrera, María Gracia Soto
This case illustrates in a holistic way the different components that affect the recognition of the technological venture opportunity environment... Sample PDF
NTC Co.: Seeking and Screening Technological Venture Opportunities in Entrepreneurial Start-Ups
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Paul Kirwan, Peter Van der Sijde, Aard Groen
This chapter tells the development story of Waleli, a high-tech company utilizing the latest proven developments in wireless communications to bring... Sample PDF
Waleli: Bringing Wireless Opportunities to Life
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Cristina Cruz, Guillermo de Haro, Ignacio de la Vega
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Workcenter SGD: A Technology-Based Revolution in the Retail Reprography Sector
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Chapter 9
Steve Muylle, Veerle De Schryver
This case describes the entrepreneurial process as it happened for Europrint, a manufacturer of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), from 1991 until 2006.... Sample PDF
ThePCBShop.com: Taking the Commodity Bull by the Horns
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Chapter 10
Cember.net  (pages 206-222)
Ayþegül Toker, Arzu Ýþeri- Say, Nihan Çolak-Erol
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Jose Aurelio Medina-Garrido, María José Crisóstomo-Acevedo
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José Luis González, Edurne Loyarte, Iñaki Peña
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Paulo Rupino da Cunha, Paulo Santos
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Rosa Ma Muñoz Castellanos, José Luis Jurado Rincón
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Applying Information Technologies in Innovative Ways: A Case Study of the Pharmaceutical Distribution Sector
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