Management Question


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Course Learning Outcomes-Covered

  • Explain of the concepts, models for formulating strategies, defining the organizational strategic directions and crafting a deployment strategy.

Reference Source:


Schilling M.A (2020),Strategic Management of Technology Innovation (6th Edition). Mc-Graw Hill Education. Electronic Version: ISBN-13: 978-1260087956ISBN-10: 1260087956, Printed Version: ISBN-13: 978-1260087956 ISBN-10: 1260087956

Assignment 2 Weight: 10 Marks

Students are requested to read chapter 8 Collaboration strategies from their book Strategic Management of Technological Innovation.

Based on the conceptual knowledge and understanding of the various collaboration strategies employed by technology organizations to foster innovation, improve efficiency, and maintain competitive advantage. Students are expected to analyse real-world examples, apply theoretical concepts, and critically evaluate the effectiveness of different collaboration approaches and write an essay by using the mentioned pointers.

Introduction to Collaboration in Technology Organizations (2 marks, 100-150 words):

  • Briefly explain the importance of collaboration in technology organizations. Highlight how collaboration contributes to innovation and competitive advantage.

Types of Collaborative Arrangements (3 marks, 150-200 words):

  • Describe at least three collaboration arrangements (discussed in your chapter 8) used by technology organizations, such as strategic alliances, joint ventures, licensing, outsourcing and collective research organisations. Provide an example of a technology organization for each strategy and explain how it is implemented.

Challenges and Solutions (3 marks, 150-200 words):

  • Discuss the challenges technology organizations might face when implementing collaboration strategies. Suggest practical solutions to overcome these challenges, referencing specific collaboration tools or methodologies that facilitate effective collaboration.

Case Study Analysis (2 marks, 150-250 words):

  • Select a technology organization known for its collaborative culture (e.g., Google, Apple, Microsoft). Analyse how this organization’s collaboration strategy has contributed to its success. Include key elements such as leadership, technology, and organizational culture in your analysis.

Note :-

  • Only reading the textbook will not be enough to score grades or answer the questions appropriately.
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