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Compact case
Supplement
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Reference no. 9-612-044
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2011
Version: 29 September 2011
Length: 5 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

TopCoder develops software for clients through online tournaments, drawing from a community of 275,000 people. The case provides an update on TopCoder's growth and resulting changes in its platform and business model. Specifically, its decision to virtualize the project management role. Issues related to the scalability, profitability and growth of this approach are explored.
Size:
USD40 million, 30 employees
Other setting(s):
2011

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Abstract

TopCoder develops software for clients through online tournaments, drawing from a community of 275,000 people. The case provides an update on TopCoder's growth and resulting changes in its platform and business model. Specifically, its decision to virtualize the project management role. Issues related to the scalability, profitability and growth of this approach are explored.

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Size:
USD40 million, 30 employees
Other setting(s):
2011

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