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Aligning for Innovation - Alignment Strategy to Drive InnovationWith the sudden need for innovation that will help the country achieve its long-term space exploration objectives, the question of whether NASA is aligned effectively to drive the innovation that it so desperately needs to take space exploration to the next level should be entertained. Authors such as Robert Kaplan and David North have noted that companies that use a formal system for implementing strategy consistently outperform their peers. They have outlined a six-stage management systems model for implementing strategy, which includes the aligning of the organization towards its objectives. This involves the alignment of the organization from the top down. This presentation will explore the impacts of existing U.S. industrial policy on technological innovation; assess the current NASA organizational alignment and its impacts on driving technological innovation; and finally suggest an alternative approach that may drive the innovation needed to take the world to the next level of space exploration, with NASA truly leading the way.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Johnson, Hurel
(Science Applications International Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Teltschik, David
(Science Applications International Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Bussey, Horace, Jr.
(GHG Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Moy, James
(Science Applications International Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2010
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Meeting Information
Eighth Annual NASA Project Management Challenge 2011: Explore and Inspire(Long Beach, CA)
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