Disruptive Technology or Visionary Leadership?

  title={Disruptive Technology or Visionary Leadership?},
  author={G. Tellis},
  journal={Information Systems & Economics},
  • G. Tellis
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • Information Systems & Economics
  • Christensen’s (1997) thesis of disruptive technology has been highly praised and popular with managers. Two of its premises are important and insightful. These deal with the performance path of a disruptive technology and its impact on dominant incumbents who ignore it in favor of listening to their current consumers. However, Christensen’s thesis also suffers from limitations, two of which are troubling: ambiguity in the definition of disruptive technology and the logic of the sampling to test… CONTINUE READING
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