Case Analysis 1 – Tesla Motors (40 pts)

Please answer the following questions:

1. Is the Tesla Model S a radical innovation or an incremental innovation?  Competence enhancing or destroying, and from whose perspective? Is it a component or an architectural innovation?

2. What factors do you think influence the rate at which consumers have adopted (or will adopt) the Tesla Model S?

3. Where do you think electric vehicle battery technology is on the technology s curve?

4. Do you think Tesla Motors will be profitable? Why or why not?

5. Importantly, apply as many of the COs (Course Objectives) as you can to the case. These are given for reference below.

Your Case should be at least 3 pages (at least 800 words), double spaced, have at least four (4) references using APA format (you may use one or two references cited from the case but you should have at least two additional unique reference from your own research) , and typed in an easy-to-read font (Times New Roman 12 font recommended) in MS Word (no pdfs or rtfs or non standard formats). Please include a cover sheet with your full name, the case name, our course number (NETW583), and the date you submit.