Boid Analysis: Rules for Your Topic?
Review chapters 8 and 9 in Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics, focusing on pages 200–201.
Try to identify any “basic” and/or “fundamental” rules that seem to guide behavior in your industry. What are they? Why do you think they are the most fundamental rules? How do they differ from rules in other industries? What are the implications of your thoughts?
Remember, you are studying the process of expanding traditional notions of strategy—and this kind of thinking is new to all of us and requires a reframing of your thinking processes. Don’t be afraid to think creatively, conceptually, and even in abstract ways. The important deliverable here is that you seek to identify “simplifying structures,” and explain their implications