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Compare & Contrast to Innovative Companies
Write an APA 6th edition paper comparing and contrasting two companies that are considered excellent examples of innovation. Make sure to include:
* Description of each company
* Why each company is considered an
innovator in their industry
* The affects being an innovator has on its
employees and organization as a whole
* The risks, rewards, and best practices each
organization uses to be an innovator
The paper needs to be at least 2310-2970 words (7 pages) in length containing:
• Title Page (p. 1)
• Abstract (p. 2)
• Body of the paper (pp. 3-6)
• References (p. 7)
*** You are required to use 5 scholarly resources for this paper (the books can be used as those resources, but at least 3 of the resources must be from outside)
Review the unique benefits of emergent collaboration and identify which ones are relevant to your organization
Explore why emergent collaboration is an area of interest for your organization
Determine what type of emergent collaboration solutions makes the most sense for your organization and why
Writing and Organization Criteria
Writing style is clear and concise.
Tone is academic and appropriate for the content and assignment.
Thesis statement is clearly articulated.
Structure is logical, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Flow is maintained by effective transitions.
Rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling are followed.
Adherence to APA formatting requirements is evident.
Sources are credible (preferably peer-reviewed), varied, relevant, and current (published within past five years); use of seminal work (e.g. Freud) is encouraged.
Sources inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and decision-making.
Includes required number of professional/scholarly sources.
Addresses ethical considerations in research when appropriate.
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)
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
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/
Write an APA 6th edition paper comparing and contrasting two companies that are considered excellent examples of innovation.