Management Leading Study Set 1

Business

Quiz 17 :
Managing Technology and Innovation

Quiz 17 :
Managing Technology and Innovation

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If a new technology is theoretically possible but economically impractical, the technology will probably not emerge.
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True
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To be implemented technologically, scientific knowledge should be converted into practice in both engineering and economic terms. If we can theoretically do something but doing it is economically impractical, the technology cannot be expected to emerge.

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The invention life cycle is a predictable pattern that technological innovation follows from its inception and development to market saturation and replacement.
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False
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It is technological innovation that typically follows a relatively predictable pattern from inception and development to market saturation and replacement. This pattern is called the technology life cycle.

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A lack of enthusiasm for a new product among the technology adopters called innovators can be a sign that the new technology has serious problems.
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True
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The enthusiasm of innovator-adopters is no guarantee of success. But a lack of enthusiasm among this group is often a sign that the new technology has serious problems and more development is needed.

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Unlike those who seek technology leadership, followers can gain a significant learning advantage that can be sustainable.
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One approach for measuring the competitive value of technologies is to categorize them as emerging, pacing, key, and base.
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Even firms that are not technology oriented must pay attention to changing technology.
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Common ways of acquiring new technology include internal development, purchase, and licensing.
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If a product champion lacks the power and financial resources to initiate innovations alone, he or she seeks sponsorship from an executive champion.
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Bureaucracy, by its very nature, helps innovation to thrive.
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Development projects are focused on marketing existing products or processes through mass media and social media.
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Broadly speaking, _____ can be thought of as the commercialization of science.
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In the context of managing, _____ is a new way of working that creates value.
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Which statement about the technology life cycle is true?
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Adopters of new technologies who are classified as _____ are typically adventurous and willing to take risks.
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Carly's company is considering adopting a new information technology. Because the information technology managers of the company are not yet familiar with the technology, they would most likely consult with someone from which of the following groups to help determine the suitability of technology?
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Which of the following is a first-mover advantage for a technology innovator?
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Which of the following is a disadvantage of technology leadership?
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Technology followership can be used to support
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Jake has to decide whether it's the right time to adopt a new technology for his department. Besides considering the potential benefits of the new technology, which of the following factors should have the most influence on his decision?
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Which of the following will best help an organization decide if the time is right to adopt a new technology?
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