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Apple Ipod: Important information about Brand Strategy

1. What's "the point of parity" and point of difference in the position of the iPod brand at the time the iPod was launched? 2. How did this "point of parity" change from the introduction of the iPod until today? How did this affect the attractiveness of the iPod brand? 3. Identify and examine key brand features ("Brand elem

Innovation within the Organization

"Innovation's New Math and "Revolution vs. Evolution: You Need Both," by Gary Hamel. Why is having many radical innovations important for a firm's future? How should a firm avoid bleeding to death from expenditures applied to so many risky ventures? 1 page maximum. Thank you.

Leadership, Management, Change

Describe positive and leadership behaviour, Identify and evaluate management challenges. Explain how a company should manage change.

Innovation process to change GM

Prepare a paper in which you identify and discuss the two basic phases of the innovative process and how you will apply the innovative process to change GM. Identify the appropriate tools and techniques to be used in this process and explain why they were selected. Be sure to discuss how you will measure your results and what st

GM and fuel consumption innovations

GM is way behind in the fuel consumption aspect compared to Toyota. GM goal is reducing their cars' fuel consumption. Analyze how innovation, design, and creativity support the GM's goals and objectives.

Thinking like a consultant: what would you recommend to the owner?

A company owner wants to introduct a new and innovative product for consumers. Months into the project, the owner contacted the consultant and mentioned that he was worried about the amount of risk involved in trying to introduce such an innovative consumer product with his current organization. He was worried that the project w

Johnson & Johnson

This case is about Johnson & Johnson's quest to remain an outstanding company. You remember the Credo from Week 1 so this will give you greater insight on how Johnson & Johnson has achieved this status. This assignment will involve the following three sections: 1. First identify the three most important strategy quest

Soft Innovation at University Hospital

1. How did radical innovation play a role in the case? 2. What role did top management play within the soft innovations? 3. Explain and support how technology played a role in the soft innovations? 4. Explain and support how soft innovations are comparable to individual systems through input, process, output, feedback, an

Megatrends in Innovation Networks

Why do megatrends matter toward innovation networks? Also, how does this affect the innovation networks. Finally, are the megatrends in the music industry?

Real-time problems affecting the Global Business for Nokia

This project is about writing, thinking, and reflecting on an issue in Global Business that provides evidence of student learning. The project requires the student to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions for real-time problems affecting the Global Business for Nokia.

Organizational structure and innovation

Please help with the following. Thank you. Is there a relationship between organizational design and structure and a firm's ability to succeed at innovation? Please explain. Is there one organizational structure that is best suited for nurturing innovation in all firms and all industries or must this be considered on a co

Impact of Innovation on Strategy, Process & the Product/Service

Select at least three different types of organizations and write a response in which you evaluate the impact of innovation on the selected organizations. Be sure to discuss the impact on strategy, process, product, and/or services within each type of organization.

Ford Strategic Audit

Research the Ford Corporation. Using the guidelines established in Chapter 15 of your text, produce a "Strategic Audit" for the Ford Corporation. As you produce your Strategic Audit, make sure to include all eight sections. IFAS, EFAS, and SFAS tables are to be presented in Excel format, separate from the rest of the assi

Innovation and Creativity

Discuss the role of innovation and creativity as a responsibility of tomorrow's organizational leadership. Please use academic and peer-reviewed journals to support your response.

Business Strategies: Functional Strategies in Missouri

The most popular fishing destination in Missouri isn't what you might think. It is not the gateway arch nor is it Harry Truman's home in Independence. Instead you have to go to the southwest corner of the state to Springfield to the Bass-Pro Shops Outdoor World. Over 4 million visit here annually. Most of them are hunters, fishe

Strategy Implementation

Research Motorola Corporation. 1. Analysis of Strategic Factors Since you are aware that your analysis of strategic factors or SFAS (Strategic Factor Analysis Strategy) is based on IFAS and EFAS tables, and since we will need to understand your choices, you are required to submit the three tables in Excel format in one separ

Information on technology programs

- How does one plan for technology? - What's the nature and utility of the so called Technology S-curve? - Coming to America - no, not the Eddie Murphy movie. How SAP evolved into SAP America? - What's DELPHI methodology as it applies to Strategic Planning for High-Tech Product Development?

Innovations and Learning

- What's a discontinuous innovation and how communities respond to discontinuous innovation? - What's a new product learning cycle, and what's involved in the product learning process? - What might be technology management problems of advanced-technology product companies? - Describe a system approach to strategic planning?

Assessing Innovation

- Analyze how the organizational structure options and choices in the simulation contributed to or detracted from optimum results. Please explain your reasoning. Based on this simulation: Developing the R&D Structure

Department of Commerce Strategies

1. Given the current economic climate, how does this department enhance the federal government's financial condition? 2. What is the purpose of this department? Explain in detail. 3. What policies are implemented and maintained by this department? 4. Explain in detail how this department is involved in fiscal regiona

Managing Innovation

- What do you perceive as the difference between managing/organizing "for" innovation and simply managing innovation? - What approaches for managing the innovation process have or can worked best? Worst? Please explain.

Need for Innovation

- Is innovation critical to an organization's success? Why or why not? - To what extent do culture and value systems impact an organization's ability to achieve competitive advantage through innovation? - What are the possible disruptive factors in the IT industry that you can think of? What opportunities do they present for i