Three Dimensional Printing

Darden Business Publishing Cases

ISSN: 2474-7890

Publication date: 20 January 2017

Abstract

This case describes how eight entrepreneurs discover different opportunities for new businesses to exploit a single technological invention. The case focuses on the process of entrepreneurial discovery and its implications for the creation of new firms. Many of the teaching materials on entrepreneurship assume that entrepreneurs have already discovered an opportunity. While these materials provide useful information about the process of creating new enterprises, they miss the crucial first step in the entrepreneurial process: identifying an opportunity. The case illustrates the theoretical concept of the role of information in the discovery of entrepreneurial opportunities. It can be used in a class on entrepreneurship or management of technology.

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Dunn, W. and Shane, S. (2017), "Three Dimensional Printing", Darden Business Publishing Cases. https://doi.org/10.1108/case.darden.2016.000323

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University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

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