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How Useful Is the Theory of Disruptive Innovation ?

  title={How Useful Is the Theory of Disruptive Innovation ?},
  author={Clayton M. Christensen},
Few academic management theories have had as much influence in the business world as Clayton M. Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation. But how well does the theory describe what actually happens in business? 

The Liability of Newness: Journalism, Innovation and the Issue of Core Competencies

ABSTRACT Utilizing the theory for disruptive innovation, this study endeavors to better understand how working self-identified digital journalists conceptualize innovation and perceive the impact of

Disruptive innovation in luxury e-commerce: the case of Farfetch

Luxury e-commerce: a recent history. E-commerce: from the origins to its most recent developments. Disruptive innovation theory and business model canvas. Farfetch: beyond disruption. SWOT analysis.

Innovative Business Models within the Swedish Proptech sector

The technological changes and digitalization are on the rise within the real estate market as new innovations are being developed and is within the real estate market known as proptech. However, th

Addressing strategy and innovation in family business practice; a process of adaptive change

Title Addressing strategy and innovation in family business practice; a process of adaptive change Author(s) Gleeson, Peter Publication date 2018 Original citation Gleeson, P. 2018. Addressing

Disruptive Innovation

Unfortunately, disruption theory is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. Despite broad dissemination, the theory’s core concepts have been widely misunderstood and its basic tenets

A Competence-Based View of Industry Evolution: The Impact of Submarket Convergence on Incumbent−Entrant Dynamics

Understanding intra-industry boundaries is important because it offers insight into firms’ strategic options based on their competences. Defining intra-industry heterogeneity in terms of the techno...

Clarifying the disruptive innovation puzzle: a critical review

Design Thinking Continues When Imagination Workers Work Remotely “Design thinking is not new. It’s been in practice as “human-centered design” for years as organizations, particularly large

A Literature Review on the Relationship between Disruption and Business Model Innovation: What Choices do Incumbents have?

innovation. Disruption literature, prior to the late ’90s’, alluded to incumbents’ failure or success for reasons such as the technology deployed by the organisation. However, a few years after the

Ex-ante project management for disruptive product innovation: A review

Disruptive innovation has attracted much interest, discussion and argument in academia and industry since it was defined. Based on a review of the related research publications, this paper aims to



The innovator's solution.

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Innovator'S Dilemma

The innovator's dilemma explores the reasons why incumbent companies fail in the face of certain types of market and/or technological change. They fail because they listen to their customers, and

Disruptive Innovation: In Need of Better Theory*

Christensen’s (1997) original theory focused on disruptive technologies. Over time, the same theory has been used to explain all kinds of disruptive innovations. This is a mistake. Different kinds of

The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen's work continues to underpin today's most innovative leaders and organizations. A seminal work on disruption--for everyone

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff

The Ongoing Process of Building a Theory of Disruption

The easiest way to respond to the critiques and complements the other authors in this issue have written about the model of disruption would simply be to address them head on—to accept some as useful

The five competitive forces that shape strategy.

In this article, Porter undertakes a thorough reaffirmation and extension of his classic work of strategy formulation, which includes substantial new sections showing how to put the five forces analysis into practice.

The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong

. . .“Ever since ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma,’ everyone is either disrupting or being disrupted. There are disruption consultants, disruption conferences, and disruption seminars. This fall, the

The Great Leap: Driving Innovation From the Base of the Pyramid

As multinationals unrelentingly seek new growth to satisfy shareholders, they increasingly hear concerns from many quarters about environmental degradation, labor exploitation, cultural hegemony and