Innovation And Change

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Question 1
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To compete with other organizations in the industry and to boost employee morale, Mangosanta, a fashion designing company, installs touchscreen sketching boards on the walls of meeting rooms. These sketches are automatically mailed to all the participants once the meeting is completed. This scenario best illustrates _____ .

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organizational innovation

B

corporate entropy

C

reverse engineering

D

agile development

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Question 2
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Carolint, a watch manufacturer, has installed custom smart lighting and ventilation systems in employees' workspaces. These enable employees to set their preferences, and the system automatically senses their presence and modifies the temperature and light settings. This scenario best illustrates _____ .

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corporate entropy

B

organizational innovation

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reverse engineering

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agile development

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Question 3
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Bluewood, a paper manufacturing company, has redecorated the interiors of its headquarters using waste materials from tree barks that get rejected after extracting wood pulp. This scenario best illustrates _____ .

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organizational innovation

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corporate entropy

C

reverse engineering

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agile development

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Question 4
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Wenayton, a company that manufactures and supplies ceramic kitchenware, uses broken and rejected pieces of ceramics to design its office interiors. It also uses novel ways to utilize solar energy for interior lighting. This scenario best illustrates _____ .

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organizational innovation

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corporate entropy

C

reverse engineering

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agile development

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Question 5
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To attract the right customers, Wedroom, a wedding planning firm, has its office redecorated in various wedding themes. It also has smart sensors in its workspaces that sense temperature and brightness and adjust to the environment accordingly. This scenario best illustrates _____ .

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reverse engineering

B

corporate entropy

C

organizational innovation

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agile development

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Question 6
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Arthills is a retail store that sells paintings. The entire store of Arthills is energy efficient and uses a glass ceiling to naturally light the room during the day and sensors to automatically turn the internal lighting system on during the night. This scenario best illustrates _____ .

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organizational innovation
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corporate entropy
C
reverse engineering
D
agile development
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Question 7
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Glaler, a large-scale cell phone manufacturer, has a robot in each of its outlets that studies a customer's usage history and suggests a model of Glaler's cell phone that is most likely to suit the customer. This scenario best illustrates _____ .

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organizational innovation
B
corporate entropy
C
reverse engineering
D
agile development
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Question 8
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The product developers at Travimext, a company that manufactures computer parts, have specialized tablet screens at their desks that display 3-dimensional representations of prototypes they create along with all the specifications of the prototypes. This scenario best illustrates _____ .

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organizational innovation
B
corporate entropy
C
reverse engineering
D
agile development
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Question 9
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Brandack is a leading manufacturer of storage devices. During a span of every five years, it produces one high-performance storage device. At the beginning of the five-year period, the device's performance improvement is slow. However, the improvement becomes rapid over time, and toward the end of the five-year period, it gradually begins to drop. In the context of technology cycles, this scenario best illustrates _____ .

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a compression approach to innovation
B
resistance to change
C
technological lockout
D
the S-curve pattern of innovation
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Question 10
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The products manufactured by Answeronn, a manufacturer of answering machines, initially showed a slow progress rate, but the performance of the products eventually began improving rapidly. However, the progress rate began to drop again. All these changes took place during a three-year period. In the context of technology cycles, this scenario best illustrates _____ .

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a compression approach to innovation
B
resistance to change
C
the S-curve pattern of innovation
D
technological lockout
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Question 11
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When Dalemend Inc. started manufacturing gaming consoles, it had difficulties with performance growth. Over time, the consoles began performing well, and the company's growth rate became rapid. However, after this period of rapid growth, the performance growth rate began to drop again. In the context of technology cycles, this scenario best illustrates _____ .

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a compression approach to innovation
B
resistance to change
C
technological lockout
D
the S-curve pattern of innovation
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Question 12
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Musccanic Inc., a company that manufactures microprocessors, updates the technology used in its microprocessors once every four years. A study conducted by the R&D team of the company revealed that the microprocessors' growth rate is initially slow, then becomes rapid, and eventually becomes slow again toward the end of the four-year cycle. In the context of technology cycles, this scenario best illustrates _____ .

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a compression approach to innovation
B
resistance to change
C
technological lockout
D
the S-curve pattern of innovation
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Question 13
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Which of the following is true of the S-curve pattern of innovation of a product?

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A flat slope indicates that increased effort brings only small improvements in technological performance.
B
A flat slope indicates that small amounts of effort will result in significant increases in technological performance.
C
A steep slope at the midpoint of the curve indicates that further efforts to develop this particular technology will result in only small increases in performance.
D
A steep slope near the endpoint of the curve indicates that the performance limits of that particular technology are being reached.
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Question 14
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Waltert, a cell phone manufacturer, has been the market leader in the country of Besmagia ever since cell phones were introduced in the country. None of the other domestic or foreign cell phone brands have been able to match the high quality and low price that Waltert's products offer. In the context of innovation streams, Waltert most likely has a _____ .

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fixed working capital
B
distinctive competence
C
fiduciary responsibility
D
matrix organization structure
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Question 15
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Cleanreef, a chain of stores that provides dry-cleaning services, has been the market leader in the country of Gregoramas for the past 20 years. None of its rivals have been able to match Cleanreef's technology, logistics, and pricing. In the context of innovation streams, Cleanreef most likely has a _____ .

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fixed working capital
B
distinctive competence
C
fiduciary responsibility
D
matrix organization structure
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Question 16
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_____ are patterns of innovation over time that can create sustainable competitive advantage.

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Change interventions
B
Technological lockouts
C
Induced innovations
D
Innovation streams
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Question 17
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An innovation stream begins with _____ .

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a technological discontinuity
B
a design iteration
C
technological lockout
D
the emergence of a dominant design
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Question 18
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Which of the following best defines technological discontinuity?

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It is the phase of a technology cycle in which companies innovate by lowering costs and improving the functioning and performance of a dominant technological design.
B
It is the inability of a company to competitively sell its products because it relies on old technology or a nondominant design.
C
It is the phase of an innovation stream in which a scientific advance or unique combination of existing technologies creates a significant breakthrough in performance or function.
D
It is an approach to innovation that assumes a highly uncertain environment and uses intuition and hands-on experience to reduce uncertainty and accelerate learning and understanding.
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Question 19
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Seaneng, a company that has been manufacturing printers for computers for the past 20 years, initially specialized in dot matrix printers. However, dot matrix printers were inefficient in color printing. To overcome this disadvantage, it developed and started selling inkjet and laser printers. In the context of innovation streams, which of the following concepts does this scenario best illustrate?

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A technological discontinuity
B
Technological lockout
C
Technological singularity
D
A technological barrier
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Question 20
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Zavacomp, a company that manufactures sports accessories, earlier manufactured and sold fitness shoes and activity tracking watches as separate units. It observed that customers frequently bought these two accessories together and hence created a new integrated product with a tracking device embedded in its sports shoes. In the context of innovation streams, which of the following concepts does this scenario best illustrate?

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A technological discontinuity
B
Technological lockout
C
Technological singularity
D
A technological barrier
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