Have you ever been involved in an effort to introduce a new product, service or technology in an organization? If so, share your experiences with the class.
Provide the class with an example of an innovation whose source came from outside your organization.
Think of an organization you have worked for or been associated with in the past. Was it innovative? If so, did it have characteristics of an organic organization structure or was it a more mechanistic organization?
What do you believe effects the degree to which a firm controls its environment or the degree to which a firm's environment controls its actions? Does the organization you work for control its environment or is it at the mercy of its environment?
For those of you who work in an innovative organization does the organization use a block, team-up or run strategy or some combination?
For those of you who work in international companies, would you describe your firm's strategy as multidomestic, global, international or transnational? What do you believe it should be?
Should some level of innovation be a part of any firm's strategic management process. In other words, is it possible for firms to be successful without being innovative at some level?