First Read:O’Reilly, M. L., & Tushman, C.A. & (2016). Lead and Disrupt: How to solve the innovator’s dilemma. Stanford University Press.You can find review of Tushman and O’Reilly’s book, for instance, Hemphill’s in The International Journal of Innovation. This is an opportunity to provide your review.Your book review should be 5, double-spaced pages in length excluding the cover page and should be a review that could be presented as publishable in a professional journal. You will be expected to write at the graduate level, using the 7th edition APA format and style of writing.Follow the Book review guidelines below. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the use of APA formatting, review the 7 th edition of the APA Publication Manual, https://apastyle.apa.org/.Guidelines for Presentation
- CUC Academic Integrity Page, APA Title Page, Essay begins with a well-crafted introduction.
- Format according to 7th edition of APA. You do not have to cite O’Reilly and Tushman using the date each time you mention them in your review. It is sufficient to cite them in the Introduction. However, if you quote them, you must include the page number. O’Reilly and Tushman (2016) noted that…The authors discussed how…. O’Reilly and Tushman emphasized, “How strategic ….” (p. 5).
- Use the following three (3) level headings: using 7th edition APA: Introduction, Summary, and Recommendations. Each section should be separate in your essay; do not combine or run them together.
Introduction – Introduce the book and authors’ intent. Discuss the relevancy of this book to your study of leading change and innovation.Result of a successful introduction: Your readers will understand the relevance of this book to leadership, change management, innovation studies and why they should want to read it.Summary – Write a brief summary of the book. Make this section objective and factual (i.e., do not evaluate the book in this section of your review). What main topics and concepts were presented in the book? What was of value? What aspects perhaps lacked added value in terms of change leadership and innovation? Remember, this section is a summary for someone who has not yet read the book — what are they most likely to gain, if anything, from the book?In this section of your book review, selectively choose questions from this list. The questions below will help you understand another scholar’s research findings and viewpoint:
- What is the authors’ thesis?
- What are the authors’ key concepts and main points?
- What evidence is provided? Is it credible?
- What are their findings and conclusions?
Result of a successful summary: your readers will know, in general, what ideas the book conveys and their value.Recommendations – This section is where you offer your knowledgeable opinion, based on the objective and factual statements you made in the preceding sections of your review. Would you recommend this book to someone wanting to learn more about innovation and change leadership? Your recommendation(s) should be consistent in substance and tone with your summary section.In this section of your book review, selectively choose questions from the list below. The questions will help you assess the value of the authors’ work.
- What had you hoped to learn/gain from this book? To what extent were your expectations met?
- What did you learn about the different types of leadership that drives innovation?
- What did you learn about how innovation drives sustainability?
- What are your own values on the subject addressed? To what extent do they align with what you believe are the authors’ values?
- To what extent does the book make a contribution to your own learning about change leadership, leadership, strategic renewal, innovative thinking– or that of others who might read this book?
Result of a successful recommendation: your readers will know your educated opinion (free from emotive language) about the value of the authors’ work.
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