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VSL collaborative online business events

Roma Chauhan (The Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, Greater Noida, India)

Publication date: 1 October 2011

Issue publication date: 1 October 2011


Subject area

The case is related to strategy of innovation, strategic marketing and brand valuation.

Student level/applicability

The case consolidates techniques and methodologies of businesses that demonstrate use of technology and innovation to attain competitive edge. It is appropriate for Master's, executive level programme and advance specialized courses of strategy and entrepreneurship. Introductory classes on basics of strategy and information technology will be value add for students.

Case overview

In the growing digital era of virtualization, the businesses are depended on technology to facilitate their multiple operations. Virtual events of conference and exhibition provide broad opportunity to connect and collaborate in real time across the globe. The case discussion applies to potential use of virtual platform as a collaborative tool to achieve business objectives. This case highlights the strategic decision making by an IT company – VSL, regarding product migration and services diversification. It focuses on considering the appropriate strategy of innovation and to make the right decisions. Strategy of innovation and marketing techniques applied by VSL management to sustain in the competitive environment describes the essence of the case. The case is written with the objective to enhance user conceptual understanding through VSL brand valuation and international strategic alliance with 6Connex.

Expected learning outcomes

The case familiarises the students with the complexities and challenges involved in a real business environment and put emphasises on the role of played by management for effective decision making. The case helps students to comprehend the relevance of innovation to achieve competitive edge. The case provides an opportunity of exposure to students so that they can understand the key elements of efficient marketing, strategy of innovation and brand valuation. (Elaborate teaching objectives are appended in the teaching note.)

Supplementary material

Teaching notes.



The development of this teaching case study has been facilitated by Bimtech Center for Management Case Development at Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida (India).


Chauhan, R. (2011), "VSL collaborative online business events", , Vol. 1 No. 4.



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