Tucker Case

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Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1) I believe for an idea to be truly innovative, it must be driven both internally and externally. Tucker’s idea for the 1948 Tucker Sedan was fueled by both internal and external innovation. Internal innovation happens when a new feature or version is implemented to an already existing product and is driven by ones own desire. Tucker exhibited internal innovation with his car by adding his own new features like seat belts, moving lights, a back engine, disc breaks, and a futuristic design. External innovation can be defined as improving a product and being motivated by external forces. Tucker was extremely motivated to save the lives of others and improve car safety by adding seatbelts. Tucker also had a strong supporting family who encouraged him to follow his dream and succeed. The thought of creating a car that was better than one of those built by the Big 3 was also a force behind Tucker’s hunger to succeed. 2) The Tucker Sedan was comprised of many features never seen before in the car industry that stemmed from his own ideas. However, the Sedan would never have been completed if Tucker tried to do it himself, so he sought external acquisition of technology from his crew of workers. I believe Tucker Automobiles lacked in the in the product development area. The hype and craze initially created by Tucker’s first ad created an overwhelming demand for the car immediately. This pressure to get the product to market caused Tucker rush through the development stage and because so, he encountered many problems in the process. Another area Tucker Automobiles lacked in was researching the car market. Tucker did not collect enough information about his competitors and the difficulty they would pose to a new car company coming into the market. If he had done so, maybe he could have went about accomplishing his dream in…...

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