I’m working on a business question and need guidance to help me study.
1. From the Tim Novick lecture on Business financing, describe the role of different entities such as Investment banks, Venture Capital Firms and Private Equities.
2. Describe using examples, these strategic alliance concepts: contracts, equity investments, and joint ventures.
3. An innovator’s ability to derive profit from an innovation depends primarily upon factors that prevent would-be competitors from imitating the innovation. What strategies can be used to this purpose?
4. From the Merck Business Case: How much can you compress the vaccine development timeline? What steps do you have to take to achieve this? What risks do you take on if you try this?