Organizations, in spite of their size and bureaucracies, contribute to the development and use of technology. Organizations coordinate individual efforts and skills so that these tasks can be accomplished. Coordination is usually accomplished through the application of the following: bureaucratic principles, specialization, formalization (the use of rules, regulations and SOPs), and hierarchical authority. Bureaucracies rely on rules, regulations, and formal methods of management to get their employees to do what needs to be done. But inventors need freedom, which puts them at odds with bureaucratic procedures.
After reading the module notes and all supplemental materials, discuss and support your opinions about entrepreneurs and technology today, using the following questions as a guide:
- Who comes to mind when you think of present-day entrepreneurs?
- Does today’s economic and political environment promote or retard entrepreneurial efforts?
- What challenges are entrepreneurs faced with today regarding technological advancement and society?
Support your position using appropriate sources that are properly cited. Your paper should be 2 pages in length (not including title and reference pages). It must be formatted according to APA standards (Links to an external site.) [PDF, File Size 131 KB], 6th edition, including title and reference pages.