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The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)

By Clayton M. Christensen

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Format: Hardcover, 25 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 May 1997
The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, renowned author Clayton M. Christensen.His work is cited by the world's best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller, innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right yet still lose market leadership. Read this international bestseller to avoid a similar fate.Clay Christensen who authored the award-winning Harvard Business Review article  How Will You Measure Your Life?" explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says a successful company with established products WILL get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator's Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.Sharp, cogent, provocative, and one of the most influential business books of all time The Innovator's Dilemma is the book no manager or entrepreneur should be without.Published by Harvard Business Review Press.

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.

About the Author

Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the author of seven books, including the bestselling The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution. He's also a five-time recipient of the annual McKinsey Award for Harvard Business Review's best article, including 2010's  How Will You Measure Your Life?" Christensen is the cofounder of four companies, including the innovation consulting firm Innosight. In 2011, he was named the world's most influential business thinker in the Thinkers50 ranking.


 I'd recommend that every business pick up and read Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma." 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 BusinessWeekNamed one of "The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books" by TIME Magazine ("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, 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

EAN: 9780875845852
ISBN: 0875845851
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Dimensions: 24.28 x 16.26 x 2.67 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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