â€œOutline and discuss the concept of rapid, volatile, discontinuous change and its impact on the strategic management of organisations
You are asked to write and submit a short, scholarly essay, using an academic essay format, on the following topic: â€œOutline and discuss the concept of rapid, volatile, discontinuous change and its impact on the strategic management of organisationsâ€ .
The purpose of this assignment is to help you gain a deeper understanding of the nature, impact and implications for every organisation of one of the most critical developments taking place globally in the strategic management discipline.
You are expected to draw on a minimum of 10 peer reviewed or respected journal articles (e.g. Harvard Business Review) to underpin your arguments presented in this essay. The references should be from 2010.
A suggested structure of your essay is as follows:
1. A brief overview of your key arguments and conclusions (50 words)
2. Introduction to the topic of your essay and what the essay will cover.
3. Body of essay
? Outline the concept of rapid, volatile, discontinuous change
? Discuss where this concept fits within the Strategic Management process
? Outline and discuss model(s) used to assess the role, impacts and
implications of rapid, volatile, discontinuous change for an organisation
? Discuss how CEOs should respond to discontinuous change
? Consider the evidence about whether CEOs do respond appropriately to discontinuous change and if they do not respond appropriately, why not?
4. Conclusions and implications
5. References (at least 10 scholarly references).The references should be from 2010.