Week 6 Discussion Question
Respond to two of the four discussion questions. You’ll want to provide a thoughtful, 100+ word response for each of the discussion questions that you select. Think of these as essay questions. In your response, clearly demonstrate an understanding of the concepts from the readings and lecture notes relating to the topics. Incorporate examples in your explanation that demonstrates your understanding the material.
1. Describe the corporate venture plan. If you wanted to introduce a hybrid car in a country where it is not yet sold, what components of the venture plan could be excluded? Why?
2. Describe the kinds of controls used in successful entrepreneurial organizations. Would controls like these be effective for an auto manufacturer such as Chrysler or GM? Why or why not?
3. What kind of goals can inspire or drive entrepreneurial corporate performance? Find at least one example of one company that has goal(s) like these. If you use a Web source, remember that you must include a “retrieved on” date.
4. How are the activities of employees at entrepreneurial companies different from employees in conventional companies? Do these differences tend to work best for one level of employee, rather than across most levels? Why or why not?