Funding a Blockchain-Based Start-Up's Supply Chain Solution (Teaching Note)

Item Type Case Study
Abstract This teaching case can be used for different audiences – for executives, postgraduates and young entrepreneurs as well as students. These groups should have a background in one of the two fields: - For an audience with IS background that wants to learn more about startup financing and supply chains especially in the pharmaceutical industry. - For an audience with finance background that wants to study new opportunities of startup financing, get to know blockchain technology (BCT), ICOs as well pharmaceutical supply chains. - For an audience with operations and supply chain background that wants to open up to startup financing and BCT as well as ICO topics. Depending on the background, the case teacher should decide upon the listed references, what the students should read. This teaching case should be worked on over the period of at least three days. As the topic is complex and the audience will need to get to know two new fields, further reading and additional research on the topics BCT/ICO, startup financing and pharmaceutical supply chain is required.
Authors Huang, Laura; Röck, Dominik; Murray, Alex & Hofmann, Erik
Projects Hofmann, Prof. Dr. Erik; Röck, M.Sc. Dominik; Mathauer, M.A. HSG Mathias; Enthoven, M.Sc. ETH Maximilian & Langner, M.Sc. Daniel (2018) SNF: Foundation of distributed ledgers in supply chain management: Theory development, practical applicability and critical reflection [fundamental research project]
Language English
Subjects business studies
information management
HSG Classification contribution to education
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date 28 January 2020
Publisher Harvard Business School
Place of Publication Boston, MA
Series Name Technology & Operations
Number N5-420-007
Official URL
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Erik Hofmann
Date Deposited 04 Jun 2020 13:59
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:42


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Huang, Laura; Röck, Dominik; Murray, Alex & Hofmann, Erik: Funding a Blockchain-Based Start-Up's Supply Chain Solution (Teaching Note). Boston, MA : Harvard Business School, 2020.

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