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Tesla and Technology: Destruction to Disruption

by

Robert N. McGrath, Ph.D. / PMP

 

 Table of Contents

 

     Forward.  Tesla and Technology: Destruction to Disruption

          Preview: EV Charging Infrastructures

 

     Part I: Tesla and the Meaning of Creative Destruction

          Chapter 1:  Tesla 2017: Is That Market Cap for Real?

                              Introduction

                              The 1990's into the 2000's

                              2003: Tesla Motors Inc.

                              The Roadster

                              Tesla's Business Proposition

                              The Model S

                              The Model 3

                              Conclusion

          Ch. 1 Appendix: Tesla and Strategy

                              Strategic Management Basics

                              Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage

                              Corporate Strategy and Maximizing Owners' Wealth

                              Going Public - the IPO's Impact on Corporate Orientation

 

          Chapter 2:  Technological Innovation: What Can Managers Do?

                              Introduction

                              Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction

                              Innovation Points of Leverage

                              What to Manage: The Resource-Based View

                              Conclusion

          Ch. 2 Appendix: Entrepreneurship in Bureaucratic Settings

                              There is Bureaucracy, and Then There is bureaucracy

                              Internal Corporate Venturing      

 

     Part II:  Technological Evolution, Not Revolution

          Chapter 3:  Technology S-curves and R&D Productivity

                              Introduction

                              Technology Forecasting

                              The Technology S-curve

                              Technological Discontinuities

                              Application: First-Mover Advantage and Production Capacity

                              Conclusion

          Ch. 3 Appendix: Business Life Cycles and Structural Profitability

                              The Marketing and the Economic Life Cycles

                              Five Economic Forces That Structure Industry Profitability

 

          Chapter 4:  Technology Cycles: Seminal Theory and Economics of Production

                              Introduction

                              From R&D to the Marketplace

                              Abernathy & Utterback

                              The Fluid Stage 

                              Production Economics

                              The Transitional Stage

                              Dominant Designs from the Supply Side 

                              Dominant Designs from the Demand Side 

                              The Specific Stage

                              Conclusion

               Ch. 4 Appendix: More Production Economics

                              Break-Even

                              Learning Effects

                              Putting Them All Together - Or Not

 

          Chapter 5:  Technology Cycles: Theories Evolve Too

                              Introduction

                              Burgelman, Kosnik, and van der Poel

                              Howard and Guile

                              Tushman & Anderson

                              Conclusion

          Ch. 5 Appendix:  Technological Substitution and Performance/Price Ratios 


         Chapter 6:  Technology Cycles: Competitive Domains and Appropriability

                             Introduction

                             Appropriability and Tacit Knowledge

                             Narayanan and Competitive Domains

                             Conclusion

          Ch. 6 Appendix: Vertical Integration and Supply Chains

 

     Part III:  Rounding Out Perspectives

          Chapter 7:  Related Models Old and New

                             Introduction

                             Abernathy & Clark's Taxonomical Approach

                             Christensen and Disruption

                             Conclusion

          Ch. 7 Appendix:  Everything and Nothing Is Global


          Chapter 8: Demystifying Wall Street: Why Do They Think That Way?

                             Introduction

                             Wall Street and Tesla's Image with Stockholders

                             Capital Projects

                             Value-Added

                             Economic Value-Added and Real Economic Wealth

                             Conclusion

          Ch 8. Appendix: What is Capital-ism?

 

          Conclusion






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