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The Innovator's Dilemma By Clayton M. Christensen

The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen

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Summary

Demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market dominance. Drawing on patterns of innovation in a variety of industries, this book argues that good business practices can, nevertheless, weaken a great firm.

The Innovator's Dilemma Summary

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen

"The Innovator's Dilemma" demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market dominance. Drawing on patterns of innovation in a variety of industries, the author argues that good business practices can, nevertheless, weaken a great firm. He shows how truly important, breakthrough innovations are often initially rejected by customers that cannot currently use them, leading firms to allow their most important innovations to languish. Many companies now face the innovator's dilemma. Keeping close to customers is critical for current success. But long-term growth and profits depend upon a very different managerial formula. This book will help managers see the changes that may be coming their way and will show them how to respond for success. It is part of the "The Management of Innovation and Change" series.

The Innovator's Dilemma Reviews

"I'd recommend that every business pick up and read Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma." Forbes.com

"The process of Low End Disruption is beautifully described in Clayton Christensen's series of books: The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution and The Innovator's DNA. If you haven't read them, you should. What's amazing about these books is not only how important their conclusions are but how well researched they are." TechCrunch

"a holy book for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley " Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Named one of "The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books" by TIME Magazine (TIME.com)

"I came very late to that book [The Innovator's Dilemma]. I only read it six months ago. And I haven't stopped thinking of it ever since. Malcolm Gladwell, FastCompany.com

"Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma (1997) introduced one of the most influential modern business ideas disruptive innovation and proved that high academic theory need not be a disadvantage in a book aimed at the general reader." - The Economist

About Clayton M. Christensen

Clayton M. Christensen, an associate professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School, is the coauthor of numerous articles in journals such as Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, Business History Review, and Harvard Business Review.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Why great companies can fail: how can great firms fail?; insights from the hard disk drive industry; value networks and the impetus to innovate; disruptive technological change in the mechanical excavator industry; what goes up can't come down. Part 2 Managing disruptive technological change: give responsibility for disruptive technologies to organizations whose customers need them; match the size of the organization to the size of the market; markets that do not exist cannot be analyzed - suppliers and customers must discover them together; technology supply, market demand, and the product life cycle. Part 3 Managing disruptive technological change - a case study of the electric vehicle: managing disruptive technological change - a case study of the electric vehicle.

Additional information

GOR001290448
9780875845852
0875845851
The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard Business Review Press
1997-05-01
288
Winner of Global Business Book Award 1998
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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