المملكة العربية السعودية
الجامعة السعودية اإللكترونية
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Education
College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Management of Technology (MGT 325)
Deadline: 30/04/2022 @ 23:59
Course Name: Management of
Course Code: MGT325
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Instructor’s Name: Dr. Asif Hasan
Marks Obtained/Out of 10
Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low
Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY
The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated
Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced
for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
Late submission will NOT be accepted.
Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other
resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No
pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
Course Learning Outcomes-Covered
➢ Explain of the concepts, models for formulating strategies, defining the
organizational strategic directions and crafting a deployment strategy. (Lo
Students are requested to read the opening case of chapter 10 “Organizing for
Innovation” from their book Strategic Management of Technological Innovation
(Page Number-197-200) of e-textbook. Based on your understanding of the case
and concepts studied until now answer the following question in 300-500 words
1.What are the advantages and disadvantages of the creative side of Google being
run as a flexible and flat ‘technocracy’?
2. How does Google’s culture attract the kind of employees it can attract and retain.
3.What do you believe the challenges are in having very different structure and
controls for Google’s creative side versus the other parts of the company.
4. Some analysts have argued that Google’s free-form structure and the 20 percent
time to work on personal projects is possible only because Google is prior success
has created financial risk in the company. Do you agree with this? Would Google be
able to continue this management style if it had closer competitors?
NOTE: It is mandatory for the students to mention their references, sources and
support each answer with at least 2 peer reviewed journal.
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