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Discussion 1 ________________________________________ Discovery-driven Planning Explain what discovery-driven planning is, and then discuss the pros and cons of using it for an innovative initiative. Write a 300-word response to the question. Ensure you use proper grammar and APA formatting when using citations and references. Your response needs to include at least TWO academic resources to support your answer. The books count toward one of the two academic requirements. Discussion 2 ________________________________________ Capabilities & Disparities How would an organization assess its capabilities and disparities prior to an innovative initiative? If it is missing capabilities what would it need to do, and if it has disparities, what would it need to do? Write a 300-word response to the question. Ensure you use proper grammar and APA formatting when using citations and references. Your response needs to include at least TWO academic resources to support your answer. The books count toward one of the two academic requirements. Required Text Christensen, C. M. (2011). The innovator's dilemma: The revolutionary book that will change the way you do business. New York, NY: Harper Business. • Chapter 7: Discovering new and emerging markets (pp. 165-184) • Chapter 8: How to appraise your organization's capabilities and disabilities (pp. 185-210) Required References Immelt, J. R., Govindarajan, V., & Trimble, C. (2013). How GE is disrupting itself. In Harvard Business Review. HBR's 10 must reads on innovation. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. Read: Immelt, J. R., Govindarajan, V., & Trimble, C. - How GE Is Disrupting Itself Gunther-McGrath, R., & MacMillan, I. C. (2013). Discovery-driven planning. In Harvard Business Review. HBR's 10 must reads on innovation. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. Read: Gunther-McGrath, R., & MacMillan, I. C. - Discovery-Driven Planning Spanjol, J., Qualls, W. J., Rosa, J. A., & Bohlmann, J. D. (n.d.). The interplay of customer and product innovation dynamics: An exploratory study. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30(20), 228-244. Scholarly Article: Spanjol, J., Qualls, W. J., Rosa, J. A., & Bohlmann, J. D. - The Interplay of Customer and Product Innovation Dynamics: An Exploratory Study. Abuhamad, Abdullah; Shaltoni, A. M. (2013). Open Innovations and International Collaboration in the Context of Emerging Economies. International Journal of Business and Management, 8(8), 12-21. Scholarly Article: Abuhamad, A., & Shaltoni, A. M. - Open Innovations and International Collaboration in the Context of Emerging Economies Moore, C. (2013, January 4). Innovation in emerging markets – expert interview [Podcast file]. Retrieved from http://blog.frontierstrategygroup.com/2013/01/podcast-innovation-in-emerging-markets-expert-interview/ Podcast: Moore, C. - Innovation in Emerging Markets – Expert Interview Harvard Business. (2008, November 17). Thinking inside the box [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHamDutH1Wg&list=PLE4AB6BA5A1C3F358 Video: Coyne, K. - Thinking Inside the Box Recommended References Kumar, N. (2012, April). Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/nirmalya_kumar_india_s_invisible_entrepreneurs.html Video: Kumar, N. - India's Invisible Innovation Activespaces. (n.d.). Reinvent Africa: Innovation centers in Africa [Image file]. Retrieved from http://activspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/tumblr_m81rbxwLCX1qghk0yo1_1280.png Infographic: Reinvent Africa: Innovation Centers in Africa Frontier Strategy Group. (n.d.). Emerging market insights [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.frontierstrategygroup.com/ Blog: Emerging Market Insights - http://blog.frontierstrategygroup.com/ ________________________________________ Self-Check Questions to think about as you are completing your readings: 1. What is an emerging market for innovation? 2. How do you appraise an organization's capabilities and disabilities for innovation success? 3. Why is discovery-driven planning important in innovation? 4. What type of cultural relationships must exist for an organization to innovate successfully? Self-Check Questions to think about as you are completing your readings: 1. What does resource dependence mean in regards to innovation? 2. How does resource allocation affect successful innovation initiatives? 3. Why is leadership and followership important to innovation? 4. How would an organization utilize a risk matrix when planning an innovative initiative? 5. What is meant by customer-centered innovation?
Discussion 1 ________________________________________ Discovery-driven Planning Explain what discovery-driven planning is, and then discuss the pros and cons of using it for an innovative initiative. Write a 300-word response to the question. Ensure you use proper grammar and APA formatting when using citations and references.
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