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Complete the Final Project
During this course, you will have the opportunity to explore many technological innovations and trends. The impact of these technological advances on the business environment cannot be disputed. Your Final Project requires you to evaluate the strategic management of technological innovation of a real-world organization. You may use your present employer, a past employer, or an organization that you would like to go to work for in the future as a model for this project. Evaluate how effectively the company manages technology and innovation. Your project should reflect the skills and knowledge that you will develop throughout this course and should address concepts listed below:
Sources of Innovation
Types and Patterns of Innovation
Utilization of Dominant Designs
Assessment of company's current market position
Identification of core competencies and capabilities
Protection of Innovation and Intellectual Assets
Size and structural dimensions of the organization
Management of new product development
Forecast of the organization's market position in five and 10 years
You will have the opportunity to evaluate various aspects of your selected organization throughout this course in the form of Unit Projects. Although your Final Project will not be a simple compilation of your weekly Unit Projects, the individual projects will serve to provide you with foundational information for your Final Project.
To successfully complete the Final Project, the following are the minimum requirements:
The paper must be 8-10 pages in length.
The paper must follow APA format - 12 pt font, double-spaced, indented paragraphs, citations, reference list, etc. and be submitted as a Word document. The instructor must approve any exceptions in advance.
Include an introduction and a conclusion.
Reinforce your personal opinions with outside references and cite all works utilized.
Limit the use of direct quotations - instead, paraphrase and cite the author's work.
Cite a minimum of five sources that are relatively current, dating from the last five years of your chosen company's life. To receive full possible credit, it will be necessary for you to cite more references than the bare minimum.
Demonstrate your understanding of the course outcomes through your response.
The Final Project will be due no later than the close date listed on the class homepage.
State the strategic management of technology innovation of a company.
Name key variables driving global technology and relate with examples of innovators in the industry.
Relate the effectiveness of a selected company to apply variables to their success.