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Episodes

Virtual Groove #1: The Google Cardboard Moment

2/16/2018
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This initial episode or "groove" is an invitation for listeners to follow me on a quest to learn about the VR industry and its applications to business model value chains. I explain my motivation for making this quest. A sample of Sam Cooke's "Bring it on home to me" is played.

Duration:00:27:49

Virtual Groove #2: The VR Ecosystem

2/16/2018
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In this episode, or "groove," I name the brands that I have found to be most relevant in the product and service categories in the AR ecosystem. The home of this ecosystem is Seattle, WA. A sample of Rose Royce "Ohh Boy" is played in this groove. I end my comments by suggesting listeners watch Michael Abrash's "Why VR will matter to you," which can be found here https://youtu.be/XVCthGEFwHw

Duration:00:30:24

Virtual Groove #3: Augmented Reality and Business Strategy

2/8/2018
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In this groove I return to my normal job as business professor and explore the importance of augmented reality for business strategy. Michael Porter and James Heppelmann's "Why every organization needs an augmented reality strategy" serves as the intellectual basis for this episode. A sample from Way's "All Day Music" is played.

Duration:00:32:20

Competitive Dynamics in Strategic Management

2/6/2018
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A brief overview of Competitive Dynamics research for those who are interested in general topics within the field of Strategic Management. Includes the track "Adam Raised a Cain" from Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town, CBS Records.

Duration:00:24:47

Alliance Capability and Strategic Management

2/6/2018
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Today more and more firms depend on strategic alliances for the support of their business model. Ironically, researchers have found that most of these alliances fail to meet their goals. This podcast will cover the stages of alliance formation and also define what it means for a firm to have an alliance "capability." Features a sample of "Disco Nights" by the band GQ.

Duration:00:25:03

Why Innovation Groove?

2/6/2018
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This episode serves to explain the concept behind why I created the InnovationGroove podcast and what I am hoping to accomplish. Chaka Khan's "Stay" from the Rufus and Chaka Khan Like - Stomping' at the Savoy - is included.

Duration:00:14:57

Who is behind Innovation Groove?

2/6/2018
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Paul T. Harper, business professor in Strategy, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship. My intellectual journey and the influence of culture. Contains a sample of "Summer Breeze" by the Isley Brothers.

Duration:00:11:59

Leadership is essential to Strategy

2/6/2018
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The strategy planning and management processes have become so technical that great companies are once again emphasizing the importance of leadership in this endeavors. Following Cynthia Montgomery's "Putting leadership back into Strategy," I talk about how leadership adds value. This episode includes a sample of "How do fools survive," from the Doobie Brother's Minute by Minute album

Duration:00:27:35

5 Forces of Industry Analysis

2/6/2018
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This episode discusses the importance of an industry as a level of analysis. It ends with a reflection on firms structure and its relationship to industry structure. There is reference to Michael Porter's "The five competitive forces that shape strategy" from Harvard Business Review. There is a sample of "This Place Hotel" by the Jackson's from their 1980 Triumph album

Duration:00:34:32

Value Chain and Competitive Advantage

2/6/2018
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Value chain analysis is fundamental to a leader's articulation of a firms sustainable competitive advantage. This episode provides the basics of value chain analysis and shows its importance in informing strategic action. "Note on the Value Chain" by Robert Kennedy is mentioned in the episode. A sample from the song "Stay" by Chaka Khan and Rufus from their Live: Stomping at the Savoy record is included.

Duration:00:33:09

Strategically Valuable Resources

2/6/2018
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To gain a sustainable competitive advantage a firms needs to identify its strategically valuable resources and then leverage them to add unique value. The episode provides guidance on how to identify those resources. There is a mention of "Competing on Resources" by Collis and Montgomery (available on Harvard Business School Press). A sample of "Melissa" by the Allman Brothers Band from the 1972 album Eat a Peach is included in this episode.

Duration:00:25:43

Clusters and Geography of Competition

2/5/2018
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With the growing need for companies to accelerate the processes by which they increase their productivity, locating value chain activities in geographic clusters has become a new mode of competitiveness. Michael Porter's "Clusters and the New Economics of Competition" is cited in this episode. There is a sample from America's "A Horse with no name" from their Grammy nominated 1971 self-titled album.

Duration:00:25:03

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