Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of Hamel & Prahalad’s (1990) concept of Core Competence and examine any relationship to Miller’s (1992) Icarus Paradox.

a) Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of Hamel & Prahalad’s (1990) concept of Core Competence and examine any relationship to Miller’s (1992) Icarus Paradox.

This being the Third Year – and if you are looking to do more than just pass – it is clearly not sufficient to simply describe CCs and the IP. There is a substantial body of literature around both topics, although I have not found a great deal relating the two – that is up to you, but you will find the material offered in lectures 3 and 5 useful.

The key to better marks here will be your analysis of the relationship between the two concepts – failing to do this will seriously limit your final grade.

Be sure to support your ideas with argument/sources/examples as appropriate.