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Maximum


two


pages


Follow the format suggested in the

syllabus


Part A:


(


1


.


2


5


points)


Summarize


one


technology


in such a way that anyone reading the paper can


understand the


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


t


(or those products)


.


List your source


-


the general


source (the journal, blog, newspaper)


,


and the


URL


. If you used a print source, provide the reference in APA


format.


Part B:


(


1


.


2


5


points)


List a new product (or


an enhancement to an


existing type


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


new applic


ation.


Part C:


(


2.5


points)


Choose one of the items below and address it completely. In an excellent paper, the


t


opic is covered in


-


depth, addressing all the issues related to the concepts described, with


clear logic about


how and why you reached your


conclusions


. 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"


)


1.


(Chapter 3)


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


)


?


2.


(Chapter 3 )


Disc


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?


3.


(Chapter 4)


Discuss the role of network externalities


for


the use of this technolog


y. Is it likely that this


technology will have increasing rates of return as it is adopted (discuss


possible


learning effects)


?


4.


(Chapter 4)


Discuss the possibility of a standards battle: Is it likely to be a "winner take all" situation


(why or why not)?


5.


(Chapter 5)


Discuss issues with respect to timing the entry to market with a new product using this


technology.

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