Technological Discontinuities and Organizational Environments

@article{Tushman1986TechnologicalDA,
  title={Technological Discontinuities and Organizational Environments},
  author={M. Tushman and P. Anderson},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  year={1986},
  volume={31},
  pages={439-465}
}
  • M. Tushman, P. Anderson
  • Published 1986
  • Economics
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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