Learning Goal: I’m working on a management discussion question and need support to help me learn.

The Nature of Change (12 points)

In this module, we learned that everything is in a state of constant change. This is a challenge of strategic management, as the industry environment is driven by technology, consumer needs, politics, economic conditions, and many other influences. Consider these influences as you analyze the following case.

Case 8 Eastman Kodak’s Quest for a Digital Future

To support the case analysis read Chapter 8 and the assigned reading.

Remember that a case study is a puzzle to be solved, so before reading and answering the specific case questions, develop your proposed solution by following these five steps:

  1. Read the case study to identify the key issues and underlying issues. These issues are the principles and concepts of the course module which apply to the situation described in the case study.
  2. Record the facts from the case study which are relevant to the principles and concepts of the module. The case may have extraneous information not relevant to the current course module. Your ability to differentiate between relevant and irrelevant information is an important aspect of case analysis, as it will inform the focus of your answers.
  3. Describe in some detail the actions that would address or correct the situation.
  4. Consider how you would support your solution with examples from experience or current real-life examples or cases from textbooks.
  5. Complete this initial analysis and then read the discussion questions. Typically, you will already have the answers to the questions but with a broader consideration. At this point, you can add the details and/or analytical tools required to solve the case.

Case Study Questions:

  1. What was the nature and sources of organizational inertia in this case?
  2. Explain disruptive technology and architectural innovation as it relates to this case.
  3. What general lessons for the management of strategic change did you gain from this case and how do they apply to the current state of this industry?

Discuss the concepts, principles, and theories from your textbook. Cite your textbooks and cite any other sources if appropriate.

  • Your initial post should address all components of the question with a 500 word limit.