Digital printing success models: Validation study

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dc.contributor.author Sorce, Patricia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-17T18:33:30Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-03-17T18:33:30Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2004-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citation http//print.edu/research/index.php?page=item&id=85 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1325 en_US
dc.description Document #PICRM-2004-06 Research Area: Processes, Productivity and Profitability en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2003, the RIT Printing Industry Center monograph titled Investing in Digital Color… the Bottom Line1 identified four different business models that were related to successful digital color print services enterprises. The four models reflected different levels of investment in equipment, telecommunications and networking infrastructures, and human resources. Figure 1 summarizes the four business models in terms of investment strategies and market focus. The purpose of this research is to validate those four models. The 2003 research was based on a small sample size of print services providers which did not allow us to generalize to a wider population. Are there just four models? Or are there more or fewer? The earlier study described the investment in infrastructure only and did not include other aspects of the businesses in the model profiles. Therefore, a more in-depth study was designed to provide more reliable estimates of the investments for each model and to add business performance measures. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship RIT, Alfred P Sloan Foundation, Adobe, Creo, R R Donnelley, HP, Heidelberg, IBM, MeadWestvaco, Nexpress, NPES, Standard Register, VIGC, Weyerhaeuser, Xerox en_US
dc.format.extent 5374076 bytes en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Printing Industry Center at RIT en_US
dc.subject Business models of digital color printing companies en_US
dc.subject Cluster method en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure investment en_US
dc.subject Print applications en_US
dc.subject Print service providers en_US
dc.title Digital printing success models: Validation study en_US
dc.type Monograph en_US

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