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Printing the way to success

Printing the way to success PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.Findings3D printing is big business, and it is growing fast. While there is some adoption of the technology in industry, the vast majority is occurring at home, with users. These user entrepreneurs are carving their own path into business, providing products and services to a growing customer base in a way that large incumbent organizations cannot. The innovative and adaptable nature of these user entrepreneurs perfectly fits the 3D printing market, but with such a diverse marketplace and large number of competitors, a competitive advantage is being sought. Holzmann et al. (2017) look at the use of business models to ascertain whether they can provide this desired advantage in the 3D printing user market.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Printing the way to success

Strategic Direction , Volume 33 (6): 3 – Jun 12, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/SD-03-2017-0058
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.Findings3D printing is big business, and it is growing fast. While there is some adoption of the technology in industry, the vast majority is occurring at home, with users. These user entrepreneurs are carving their own path into business, providing products and services to a growing customer base in a way that large incumbent organizations cannot. The innovative and adaptable nature of these user entrepreneurs perfectly fits the 3D printing market, but with such a diverse marketplace and large number of competitors, a competitive advantage is being sought. Holzmann et al. (2017) look at the use of business models to ascertain whether they can provide this desired advantage in the 3D printing user market.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

Journal

Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 12, 2017

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