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Operations Management-Customer wants/needs drive strategy

How do the wants and needs of customers drive strategic thinking and planning in your company? How does your company (or a company you have researched) achieve competitive advantage in the 5 key areas such as cost, quality, time, flexibility, and innovation? 583 words

Innovation and Creativity Organizations

Agree or disagree: There is little that organizations can do to encourage innovation and creativity, other than to hire creative people and turn them loose. Creativity cannot be taught to people; they are born with a certain capacity for creativity. Response disagrees and give arguments and reasons. 322 words.

Summarize the article 'How to Manage Outside Innovation'

Summarize the article 'How to Manage Outside Innovation' - By Kevin Boudreau and Karim Lakhani. The Chesbrough and Teece article (preceding) discusses innovating through 'virtual organizations' what is the label given to the corresponding or similar concept in this article? How does the motivation differ between collaborati

Innovation Strategies: User Research with Existing Customers

All too often companies research their own current customers exclusively and fail to talk to non-customers. Additionally, some companies fall into the trap of asking existing customers what else they would like to buy from them. In some cases, especially with high-tech or new-to-world products, customers can be of little help to

EFAS & IFAS: Are there weaknesses in the classification system?

Describe the EFAS and the IFAS. What is the purpose of each tool? Are there any weaknesses in the EFAS/IFAS classification system? Objective: Conduct various environmental analyses as they relate to an organization Provide references and cite in-text where required.

Product Development: Creativity, roadblocks, innovation

Please help with the following question about product development. Provide references to go along with the answers. New product creativity needs which type of person? Those with artistic creativity Those with scientific creativity Those with both artistic and scientific creativity On

Organizational Architecture and innovation: Preemptive change checklist

The economy for new commercial equipment has dropped in the last seven quarters. You need a new niche. You are the CEO. You will not fire anyone. Create a preemptive organizational-change checklist that your company will need to use for preparing your 206 employees for the new major change of retrofitting equipment used to produ

Managing Innovaction at Nypro, Inc: Case analysis

Harvard Business Case: 9-696-061 December 18, 1998 Managing Innovation at Nypro, Inc (A) Case Analysis Analyze case study and respond to all the questions. . Please use references 1. How does the internal market for innovation at Nypro function? 2. How does Lankton manage the process? 3. H

How to benefit from becoming more innovative and creative

I selected RTI International as an organization that I feel would benefit from a new focus on creativity and innovation. www.rti.org Assume the role of a consultant for RTI. You have been hired to help the organization become more innovative. Prepare a proposal in which you analyze how RTI will benefit from becoming more inno

Four Technology management innovation questions

To get a greater understanding of Technology Management innovation: 1. Describe the relationship between the public sector and the private industry in the development and facilitation of technological innovations. How have global trends on the proportion of resources spent on technology development changed in recent years? Wh

The world of advertising has greatly evolved into a globalized phenomena, decades ago, advertising was a venue that was utilized primarily through radio broadcasting and print advertisements; all forms of commercial advertising intercepted radio shows for five to 10 minute time slots. The first advertising agency was established in 1841 by Volney B. Palmer which was a humble beginning for many agencies to branch off and blossom into independent advertising agencies. By 1861 there were only 20 agencies established in New York (Sample, 2010). As the years progressed and we became familiar with the witty invention known as the "television," advertisers began to broaden their horizons of mass commercial media production. Not only did advertisers utilize radio and print as a focal point of getting their message across, they realized that the television would reach even more people several times a day. "Some change has been driven from inside the industry; some has been driven by customers and clients. In the last five or 10 years we have seen some major shifts. On the strategic side of the business, we continue to see an evolution in the thinking behind advertising" (Advertising Campaign.org, 2010). In today's society, advertising has embodied innovation and technology to appeal to our current generation. Advertising is no longer limited to flyers, brochures, television or radio broadcasting; now we have social networking sites, text messages, various websites brimming with information on products and services from a wide range of companies seeking new customers. Innovation necessitates technology to shift advertising techniques into a whole new direction.

The world of advertising has greatly evolved into a globalized phenomena, decades ago, advertising was a venue that was utilized primarily through radio broadcasting and print advertisements; all forms of commercial advertising intercepted radio shows for five to 10 minute time slots. The first advertising agency was establishe

Discuss how to take proposed project strategy to the implementation phase

Discuss how you will take your proposed strategy to the implementation phase. * State how the implementation will proceed. Provide a preliminary time line for that implementation. * Indicate your plans for revising your strategic plan in the face of obstacles that cannot be overcome. * State your strategic ob

Stages of the adoption curve, also known as the diffusion of innovation

1. Describe the different stages of the adoption curve, also known as the diffusion of innovation. Which of the stages would you place yourself in? Why? How might this impact how you adopt technical innovations? 2. What makes a good brand name? Describe a brand name you like and explain why it's a good example of a brand nam

General Motors Cars

The Green Motorcar company is producing a new car. It is a flex-fuel plug-in hybrid. A flex-fuel vehicle has an engine that runs on various combinations of ethanol, methanol, and gasoline. The engine drives a generator that charges the battery, which then drives the car. It's also possible to charge the battery by plugging the c

Balancing Creative and Commercial Markets

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you evaluate the five steps to balancing creative and commercial markets. o Discuss the implications that these may have on your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. Format your paper according to APA standards.

Industry Disruptive Innovation for a consumer electronics company

In classic article - 'The Rules of Innovation' by Clayton Christensen - the authors discuss factors ensuring the success of an innovation process and the utilization of all possible sources of innovation for an organization. Pick any consumer electronics company. How did disruptive innovations in the industry affect this com

Competitor Analysis of car rental companies

I need help with competitor analysis of the car rental companies such as, Hertz Canada, Avis Canada & Discount truck & rental. I have mentioned their websites below. Hertz Rent a car: http://www.hertz.ca/rentacar/reservation/gaq/index.jsp?bsc=t&targetPage=reservationOnHomepage.jsp Avis Car Rental: http://www.avis.ca

Describe the application of the Seven Guidelines for Innovation

Write a paper based on the assigned reading from Making Innovation Work. In your paper, describe the Seven Guidelines for Innovation. o Discuss the possible applications of the Seven Guidelines for Innovation in your organization or in an organization with which you are familiar.

Industrial and innovation economies

Write a paper to compare and contrast an industrial economy with an innovation economy. Additionally, discuss the implications of an innovative economy on your organization or an organization with which you are familiar.

How innovation impacts the four functions of management.

Explain how innovation impacts the four functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling)for the company, Pfizer (http://pfizer.com/home/). Be sure to include specific examples for each and provide references.

Benefits and drivers proposal for MARTA (Innovation Process)

Innovation Process Paper b. Identify the appropriate tools and techniques to be used in this process and explain why they were selected. 240 word.. This is the part I need help -------------- MARTA's Mental Models/Mindsets . Transformation of a Mind

Incentives, training, innovation, leadership, ethics, reward system

I have to add to my Business plan. a. How would you identify and characterize the roles of incentives and training in promoting innovation in your organization? b. What is the role of leadership in creating, managing, and sustaining innovation in your organization? c. What processes are in place to foster the creation, man

Measurement and metrics is a key element in innovation implementation

Discuss the following statement "...I agree that innovation is a tricky thing to bring about. Companies want it but focus on the wrong things - Art Fry, developer of Post-It-Notes..." Davila (2006), Chap 6, p. 143........comments on area dealing with measurement and metrics which I feel is a key element in innovation implemen

Evaluating the impact of innovation

Select at least three different types of organizations in America (i.e. Apple, Visa, Nike, FedEx/Kinko, Starbucks or McDonald's Fast-food Restaurant). select 3 of 6 organization Prepare a 700-word solution in which you evaluate the impact of innovation on the 3 selected organizations. Be sure to discuss the impact on stra