some innovative new emerging digital technologies, business models, and strategies that have potential to cause disruptions in business models and technology strategies of firms going forward. You are asked to research these technologies, business models, and strategies and their business potential, and self sign-in to one of them as your general project theme by 8:00am on 9/5. Each group will have about four or five members. After signing up for a project theme, you will meet with your group members to decide how to develop a much more specific project around that theme. The project entails independent research and critical analysis of the competitive landscape, business strategy, and strategy execution foundation of a firm of your choosing and the development of a new digital business strategy for enabling that firm to survive, thrive, and maintain and or improve its performance. You can focus on a start-up firm that seeks to use an emerging technology to disrupt incumbents, or an incumbent firm which seeks to defend against such disruptions and sustain or renew its current advantages. You will submit two the following graded deliverables for review and feedback: (a) project proposal, (b) progress report, (c) written report, and (d) a presentation to class. Guidelines for each deliverable will be posted on the course website. Deliverables must demonstrate that you understand and effectively apply key concepts from readings, cases, and discussions of this class. To earn an A on the group project, you must go beyond the materials covered in the course and generate new insights and actionable recommendations for the firm you analyze. Deliverables and grading of the group projects: Project proposal: 3% Project progress report: 7% Final presentation: 10% Final report: 10% Total: 30%
Timetable of group project: •9/6: Self sign-in to a group project theme on the People\independent inquiry group projects page of Canvas by 11:00am. •9/13: Submit a group project proposal on Canvas by 11:00am. •10/16: Submit a project progress report on Canvas by 11:00am. •11/27: Submit project final on Canvas by 11:00am •11/28: Submit project presentation slide deck on Canvas by 10pm. •11/29: Presentations of teams 1-3 •12/4: Presentations of teams 4-6 •12/6: Presentations of teams 7-18 •12/6: Submit peer evaluations on Canvas by 7pm. •Late submission of the graded deliverables above will incur a late submission penalty of 10pts for each additional hour of lateness. Final letter grades: Weighted average of the three grade components (participation, case write-up, independent inquiry) will be used in assigning final letter grades. If the class average turns out to be below 90, letter grades will be assigned based on a curve. The curve will not have predetermined percentages. Breaks in grade distribution will be used in setting letter grade boundaries. If the class average turns out to be 90 or above, the following table will be used in converting weighted grade averages to final letter grades.
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- Fall '08
- Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School Publishing