Implementation of Strategy/Technological Discontinuity
Our study group is having problems with the following study question. Please be so kind to provide assistance.
1. Japanese corporations typically involve many more organizational levels and people in development of implementation plans than do United States corporations. Discuss how this affects the implementation process. Do you consider this an advantage or a detriment to the success of the implementation of strategy? Justify your answer.
2. Technology within a given field or industry eventually reaches a point of diminishing returns, where increased efforts or expenditures results in only moderate improvements in product performance. As a member of management, analyze how your knowledge of technological discontinuity might help improve the performance of your corporation. Suggest steps that you might take to make significant product improvements.