Computime provides an exceptional example of how to evolve from an entrepreneur-led startup competing on low cost and the vision of the founder to a global, professionally managed company listed on a major exchange (the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in this case). Students are also able to explore a company in the process of instituting many of the leading innovation management tools described in classes focused on innovation management. The case would also be quite valuable for classes focused on the challenges facing family enterprises that must evolve beyond the control of a visionary founder. It resonates particularly well with students in developing economies both in Asia and beyond.
Wolcott, R. and Lippitz, M. (2017), "From Low Cost to Global Leadership: Computime (Hong Kong) Leads Through Innovation", Kellogg School of Management Cases. https://doi.org/10.1108/case.kellogg.2016.000130Download as .RIS
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