Academic journal article Journal of Case Studies

Managing Innovation without Managers: Valve Corp

Academic journal article Journal of Case Studies

Managing Innovation without Managers: Valve Corp

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Learning Outcomes

In completing this assignment, students should be able to:

1. Classify Valve's structure as an organic organizational form as opposed to a mechanistic form and discuss why organic organizational forms are rare.

2. Identify the personality characteristics of employees that succeed in a manager-less environment such as Valve.

3. Explain why social capital can be important in a manager-less environment.

4. Discuss how product development in an organization can thrive in an organic organizational form without managers compared to a more traditional manager driven product development structure.

5. Explain how a firm can utilize crowdsourcing in product development and why it is a competitive advantage for Valve. …

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