CHAPTER 8

Business Models

Sol comes to the class today with exciting news. A new customer at her Solarists store wants to sign a contract with her company in a joint production process. The customer will start a new company called Photoics that installs the photovoltaic systems for the city residents while her company will provide solar panels. For inventory planning, her boss wanted her to forecast the demand of the photovoltaic systems. Unfortunately, data on the photovoltaic demand for the city are very limited because this is a new product. How can she solve the problem?

Dr. Theo is very glad that she raises the question. He says that one of the sections in this chapter will address her problem. Several business models of the associative ...

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