Mini case study Valve

From Adaptive Cycle
Jump to: navigation, search

Contributors

Reinier van der Plank

Case Study: The Dynamic History of Valve. From Game Developer to Console Manufacturer

Organization: Valve

Author: David Marshall-Nagy

Course: (V)ODC 2013/2014

Keywords: mini case study

Abstract

In this paper I am about to present the evolution of a relatively young company, Valve which has experienced two adaptive cycles in its short 17 years of existence. The paper gives a brief insight of the company’s history, highlighting all the major milestones, products and services. The paper mainly focuses on the process that made the company from an average game development company to a digital market leader and future gaming console manufacturer. The paper focuses on the actions that allowed Valve to overcome a serious crisis situation in the past and the most recent strategic move which hopefully will prevent a possible decline in the near future.

Contributors

Reinier van der Plank