Technological Discontinuities and Organizational Environments

  title={Technological Discontinuities and Organizational Environments},
  author={Michael L. Tushman and Philip Anderson},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
Investigates the patterns of technological evolution and their impact on environmental conditions. Seven hypotheses are offered in order to demonstrate that technology is a central force in shaping the environments within which organizations operate. These hypotheses are: (1) technological change within a product class will be characterized by long periods of incremental change punctuated by discontinuities; (1a) technological discontinuities are either competence enhancing (build on existing… 

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