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Mintzberg's structural archetypes

1) Explain the importance of Mintzberg's structural archetypes. How did these categories have implications for innovative management? How do Mintzberg's models provide information about which firms are likely to fail?

2) What are the different network perspectives in innovative research? Why do authors differ in how they define innovation networks? How can networks influence actions of its members?

3) Part of the dynamics of leadership includes dealing with innovation. Explain the 4 P's of innovation. Give an example of a product that has gone through an innovative change. Which one of the 4 p's of innovation did the product go through in order to produce an innovative change? Is there any overlap with another one of the p's? If so, which one? Explain.

4) Explain the difference between rationalist and incrementalist strategy. Who are the man protagonists of the theories? How have debates regarding these theories had implications of management?

5) What is meant by mass customization? How can market conditions and consumer desires affect customization? Explain any price considerations that must be factored into the mass customization decision.

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1) Explain the importance of Mintzberg's structural archetypes. How did these categories have implications for innovative management? How do Mintzberg's models provide information about which firms are likely to fail?

In reference to Mintzberg's structural archetypes, the meaning that each model has for an individual organization is predicated upon the specific organizational structure that the business has. Therefore, his model isn't meant to placate wrong or right into the debate as none of the models are ideal, and in real life, these models are often intertwined together with businesses' possessing a combination of each structural type. It is inaccurate to focus on the model that is most likely to fail as any organization that doesn't possess the proper resources for either structural type will fail.

2) What are the different network perspectives in innovative research? Why do authors differ in how they define innovation networks? How can networks influence actions of its members?

Innovation is reliant upon a decentralized framework that requires constant change to stay ahead of the competition. This network perspective requires a lack of authority as people within the company must have the autonomy to make their own judgments with efficiency in mind. Innovative networks differ in regard to how authors interpret ...

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