Describes how Joline Godfrey, an intrapreneur at the Polaroid Corp., and presented a project developed that could help Polaroid move to a service as opposed to product-oriented focus. Also the mentor-protege relationship between Godfrey and Gerald shows Sudbey, a senior executive in the company. Addresses two issues: intrapreneurship and mentor-protégé relationships. Allows students to explore the process of intrapreneurship, what it would be a change agent in an organic effectively … Read more »

Describes how Joline Godfrey, an intrapreneur at the Polaroid Corp., and presented a project developed that could help Polaroid move to a service as opposed to product-oriented focus. Also the mentor-protege relationship between Godfrey and Gerald shows Sudbey, a senior executive in the company. Addresses two issues: intrapreneurship and mentor-protégé relationships. Allows students to explore the process of intrapreneurship what it takes to be an effective change agent in an organization. Moreover, it provides with a textured understanding of mentor-protege relationships – the different stages that they go through, and the challenges and benefits they represent
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Linda A. Hill,
Melinda B. Conrad,
Nancy Kamp Rath
Source: Harvard Business School
15 pages.
Release Date: 18, March 1992. Prod #: 492037-PDF-ENG
Joline Godfrey and the Polaroid Corp. (A) HBR case solution

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