The digital economy encompasses more than half the world, and in today's business market, those with a technology background have an advantage. This textbook provides students who already have digital expertise with a solid foundation in business and entrepreneurship in order to launch and run a business. Using a logical, objective-based structure, the book guides students to a comprehensive and practical understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship. Chapters progress through the steps in creating a successful digital business: framing the business, promotion and sales, delivery and operations, value capture, growth and scalability, intellectual property and protection, and leadership and structure. Features include: learning objectives, introductions, conclusions, tables and figures, highlighted key terms, and analysis and design exercises in each chapter; a wide range of real-world examples; a rolling case study of a hypothetical digital business that models the concepts covered in each chapter; appendices of business terms, including those relating to product licensing, customer service agreements and customer delivery contracts; and key terms explained throughout. Supplementary online resources include a test bank, lecture slides and a teaching guide for instructors, and a business design template for student use.
Foreword; Preface; 1. About innovation and entrepreneurship; 2. Framing the business; 3. Promotion and sales; 4. Delivery and operations; 5. Value capture; 6. Growth and scalability; 7. Intellectual property and protection; 8. Leadership and structure; 9. Key themes and summary points; Appendix A. Principal terms of product licensing agreements; Appendix B. Principal terms of customer service agreements; Appendix C. Principal terms of customer delivery contracts; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
'An excellent and thorough guide for the entrepreneur looking to build a digital business - extremely comprehensive and clear.' Ian Halifax, Chief Financial Officer, ON24