Follow the format suggested in the
in such a way that anyone reading the paper can
utility of the technology (what it does or enables). Try to use your own words as much as
possible, but if you quote from a source, make sure you use quotes around that section. If the technology is
already part of a product, briefly describe that produc
(or those products)
List your source
source (the journal, blog, newspaper)
. If you used a print source, provide the reference in APA
List a new product (or
an enhancement to an
of product) that could make
use of this technology and describe the value it would add to that product.
This must be different from any
product listed in the source article.
This is your view/imagination of extending an existing technology to a
Choose one of the items below and address it completely. In an excellent paper, the
opic is covered in
depth, addressing all the issues related to the concepts described, with
clear logic about
how and why you reached your
. In other words, the writing demonstrates thorough
understanding of the details of the course concepts.
You may use a given topic only once.
In your paper,
identify which question you are addressing (
Label this section: "Part C, Number x"
Categorize the technology: Radical vs. incremental, Discontinuous? Architectural vs.
component? Likely impact on firms that currently use older technologies (likely to be competence
enhancing vs. competence destroying
(Chapter 3 )
uss the likely technology trajectory: Where is it on the technology S
curve? On the
technology diffusion S
curve? What needs to happen to increase the speed of adoption?
Discuss the role of network externalities
the use of this technolog
y. Is it likely that this
technology will have increasing rates of return as it is adopted (discuss
Discuss the possibility of a standards battle: Is it likely to be a "winner take all" situation
(why or why not)?
Discuss issues with respect to timing the entry to market with a new product using this
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