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Implementation of Strategy/Technological Discontinuity

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1. Japanese corporations typically involve many more organizational levels and people in development of implementation plans than do United States corporations. Discuss how this affects the implementation process. Do you consider this an advantage or a detriment to the success of the implementation of strategy? Justify your answer.

2. Technology within a given field or industry eventually reaches a point of diminishing returns, where increased efforts or expenditures results in only moderate improvements in product performance. As a member of management, analyze how your knowledge of technological discontinuity might help improve the performance of your corporation. Suggest steps that you might take to make significant product improvements.

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1. Japanese corporations typically involve many more organizational levels and people in development of implementation plans than do United States corporations. Discuss how this affects the implementation process. Do you consider this an advantage or a detriment to the success of the implementation of strategy? Justify your answer.

By involving many organizatinal levels, Japanese corporations are able to get a wider perspective on the implementation plan from employees working at various levels in the organization. This not only helps the organizations to improve the quality of implementation by incorporating feedback received from various levels and multiple employees, but also allow the organizational management to "Buy in" the employees, so that there is no resistance due to implementation process. In other words, by involving as many people as possible in the implementation plan, ...

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Implementation of Strategy/Technological Discontinuity

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