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dc.contributor.authorDebruyne, Marion
dc.contributor.authorBaert, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T14:42:14Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T14:42:14Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/4145
dc.description.abstractThis case reveals the complexity of making a viable market entry with a complex healthcare IT product and illustrates how a technology-driven company aims at making a strategic transition. In 2005, Agfa HealthCare is an established player in the market for medical imaging, that strives to become a leading healthcare IT player. To break through market inertia and increase market share, the company ventures into the development of state-of-the-art IT solutions. Looking for its next growth opportunity, Agfa HealthCare's attention is drawn towards the Spanish healthcare market where it faces four options for a possible market entry with IT solutions: (1) enter the Spanish market alone, (2) acquire a Spanish player, (3) partner up with a company in the Spanish market or (4) dismiss the move altogether and direct its efforts towards other markets or products. It is up to the strategic decision maker to analyse the pros and cons related to each strategy based on available information concerning the industry, customers, competition, possible partners, acquisition candidates and product characteristics. Therefore, this case is particularly suitable for students of both degree programs and executives interested in market strategy, strategic decision making, competition and product management.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMarket Strategy & Innovation
dc.subjectInnovation
dc.subjectMarket Strategy
dc.titleReady to take the plunge? Introducing Agfa HealthCare's healthcare IT solutions in Spain
dc.identifier.tcc311-207-1
vlerick.casepublishertcc
vlerick.knowledgedomainStrategy
vlerick.knowledgedomainDigital Transformation
vlerick.knowledgedomainSpecial Industries: Healthcare Management
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vlerick.typecaseCase
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentMKT
dc.identifier.vperid134827
dc.identifier.vperid35860
dc.identifier.vpubid4781


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