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Le Petit Chef Case
What should Gagn do? Which projects should she fund and why?
What is wrong with the current process?
What can be done to correct the problem?
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Session 4
Patagonia Case
Evaluate Patagonia's business model. How important to Patagonia's business
model is its environmental position
What is your assessment of the Product Lifecycle Initiative (Reduce, Repair, Reuse,
Recycle)?
How fast can Patagonia g
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Case Questions Session 7
Who owns the various kinds of intellectual property associated with the GIF graphics
file format?
Describe the relationship of Unisys to the ISPs, software developers, end consumers
and all others in the online services ecosystem
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Paper: Usage and diffusion of cellular telephony
Study: usage intensity of second generation cellular telephony over the diffusion curve
1. Intensityofhowaserviceisusedisamuchmoreaccurateindicatorofthecommercial
successofatechnologythanmerenumberofsubscri
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Session 6
How appropriate is Houghton's use of partnerships as a means of achieving his
strategy? What advice would you offer him in general about establishing alliances?
What implications will the concept of Corning as "an evolving network have on the
fi
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Lecture 3: Market Entry
Overview
Part 1. Standards Battles and Design Dominance
Overview
1. Industries experience strong pressure to select a single or few dominant designs
2. Multiple dimension of which technology becomes dominant design
3. Firm strategi
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Lecture 7: Protecting Innovation
Overview
1. Firms must decide whether and how to protect technologies
2. Protecting innovation helps retain control over it and to earn money
3. Sometimes not protecting technology is a firms advantage
Appropriability
Degr
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Lecture 5: Choosing Innovation Projects
Overview
1. Methods of choosing innovation projects range from informal to formal and
quantitative to qualitative
2. Firms use potential of methods to completely evaluate the potential and risk of an
innovation proj
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Discussion Questions Session 7
The Digital Music Distribution Revolution
In 1991, Fraunhofer IIS of Germany invents the MP3 format; by late 1990s the
format is wildly popular.
In 1999, Shawn Fanning releases Napster, a free software program that allows
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Paper Session 4
Incumbent entry into new market niches /
The role of experience and managerial choice in the creation of dynamic capabilities
Abstract
1. Technological innovation creates markets for new products
2. To survive, companies must respond to th
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Lecture 2: Types and Patterns of Innovation
Overview
Several dimension used to categorize innovation
1. Clarify how different innovations offer different opportunities for
a. Producers, users, regulators
2. Path of technology through time Technology traje
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Session 6 Discussion Questions
Ending HIV? Sangamo Biosciences and Gene Editing
Sangamo Biosciences had developed zincfinger nucleases (ZFNs), a technology that
could edit the genes of a living individual.
The technology had enormous potential, but it re
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Paper Session 7
Opportunity Knocks
Abstract
1. Study examines the impact of a multidimensional vector that measures technological
opportunity on independent inventors decisions to patent and commercialize
inventions
2. Technical performance and technical
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Paper Session 5
Backing Outsiders: Selection strategies for discontinuous innovation
Abstract
1. Managing innovation requires improving organizations performance with regards to
discontinuous innovation
2. Disctonious innovation does not fit frame of refe
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Lecture 4: Defining the Organizations Strategic Direction
Overview
1. A good technology innovation strategy leverages firms competitive position and
provides direction
2. Formulating Strategy Requires
a. Appraising the firms environment
b. Appraising the
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Lecture 6: Collaboration Strategies
Overview
1. Firms must choose of performing innovation activities
a. Alone
b. In collaboration
2. Collaboration make achievements faster and less costly and risky
3. Collaboration yet also entails sharing control and re
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Session 3
Battle Emerging in Mobile Payments
In 2014, 2.3 billion people had broadband subscriptions that would enable them to
perform financial transactions on their phones.
Mobile payment systems developed by Apple, Samsung, and Softcard used NFC
chip
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Session2
Evaluate Kodak's strategy in traditional photography. Why has the company been so
successful throughout the history of the industry?
Compare traditional photography to digital imaging. What are the main structural
differences? How have value crea
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Paper Session 6
A longitudinal study of the influence of alliance network structure and composition
Abstract
1. Examines the influence of the structure and composition of firms alliance network
on its exploratory innovation
2. Innovation: knowledge that i
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Session 5 Discussion Questions
The Mahindra Shaan: Gambling on a Radical Innovation
Mahindra Tractors, the Farm Equipment Sector of the Mahindra & Mahindra Group
in India is one of the worlds largest producers of tractors.
Because of seasonal rainfall,
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Paper Session 3
Entry into platform based markets
Abstract
Paper examines
1. Relative importance of platform quality
2. Indirect network effect
3. Consumer expectations
4. Success of entrants in platform based markets
Examination of how late entrants tak
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Discussion Questions Session 4
Reinventing Hotels: citizenM
In 2008, Michael Levie, Rattan Chadha, and Robin Chadha set out to develop a new kind of
hotel by rethinking what dimensions customers really cared about, and which they didn't
really value.
They
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Lecture 1: Sources of Innovation
Summary
Overview
Innovation can arise from many different sources and the linkage between firms
Creativity
Ability to create work that is useful and novel
Individual creativity
1. Intellectual abilities (articulate ideas)
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Reading 7 Harnessing the Science of Persuasion
Forword
Only a few lucky people know how to capture an audience masters of persuasion
Impressive how people use charisma and eloquence to convince others to do as they
ask
But the frustrating part is, that th
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Lecture 1: Sources of Innovation
Discussion Questions:
Getting an inside look, the Camera Pill
1. What factors do you think enabled Iddan, an engineer with no medical background,
to pioneer the development of wireless endoscopy?
Counterintuitive though it
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Bank of AmericaDiscussion notes 15/07/2012
Syndicate 2
Case: Bank of America
Summary:
1. BoA knows that it need to drive growth through innovation
2. New CEO launched I&D (Innovation & Development) market model in year
2000 through 20 laboratory bank bra
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Bloom et al. (2014): The New Empirical Economics of Management
Abstract
The World Management Survey (WMS) has collected firmlevel management
practices data across multiple sectors (manufacturing, hospitals, schools and retail
stores) and countries. The s
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Reading 7  Harnessing the Science of Persuasion By Robert Caldini)
No leader can succeed without mastering the art of persuasion. Persuasion works by appealing to
a limited set of deeply rooted human drives and needs, and it does so in predictable ways.
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Paper: Assessing the impact of incubators on firm performance
Abstract:
1. Technology incubators
a. University based technology initiatives that should facilitate knowledge flows
from the university to the incubator firm
RQ 1: How does technology flow fro
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Zusammenfassung: 3D Negotiations: Playing the whole game
General: most literature only covers bottom 2 Dimensions (tactics & deal design)
3D: find the right parties, the right deal, right issues, right composition of parties & the right
time set up the