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An edition of The Innovator's Dilemma (1997)

The Innovator's Dilemma

The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business

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This edition was published in by Collins

Written in English

320 pages

In his book, The Innovator's Dilemma [3], Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School describes a theory about how large, outstanding firms can fail "by doing everything right." The Innovator's Dilemma, according to Christensen, describes companies whose successes and capabilities can actually become obstacles in the face of changing markets and technologies. (Source)

This book takes the radical position that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right. It demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market leadership when confronted with disruptive changes in technology and market structure. And it tells how to avoid a similar fate. Using the lessons of successes and failures of leading companies, The Innovator's Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. These principles will help managers determine when it is right not to listen to customers, when to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins, and when to pursue small markets at the expense of seemingly larger and more lucrative ones. - Jacket flap.

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Cover of: The innovator's dilemma
The innovator's dilemma: the revolutionary book that will change the way you do business
2006, Collins Business Essentials
in English - 1st Collins Business Essentials ed.
Cover of: The innovators dilemma
The innovators dilemma
2003, HarperBusiness
Cover of: The Innovator's Dilemma
The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business
January 7, 2003, Collins
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Innovator's Dilemma
Cover of: The innovator's dilemma
The innovator's dilemma: the revolutionary book that will change the way you do business
2003, HarperBusiness Essentials
in English
Cover of: The Innovator's Dilemma
The Innovator's Dilemma
September 1, 2000, Highbridge Audio
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
Cover of: The innovator's dilemma
The innovator's dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail
2000, HarperBusiness
in English - 1st HarperBusiness ed.
Cover of: The innovator's dilemma
Cover of: The Innovator's Dilemma
The Innovator's Dilemma
August 7, 2000, Highbridge Audio
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
Cover of: The innovator's dilemma
The innovator's dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail
1997, Harvard Business School Press
in English

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The Innovator's Dilemma

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First Sentence

"WHEN I BEGAN my search for an answer to the puzzle of why the best firms can fail, a friend offered some sage advice."

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In his book, The Innovator's Dilemma [3], Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School describes a theory about how large, outstanding firms can fail "by doing everything right." The Innovator's Dilemma, according to Christensen, describes companies whose successes and capabilities can actually become obstacles in the face of changing markets and technologies. (Source)

This book takes the radical position that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right. It demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market leadership when confronted with disruptive changes in technology and market structure. And it tells how to avoid a similar fate. Using the lessons of successes and failures of leading companies, The Innovator's Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. These principles will help managers determine when it is right not to listen to customers, when to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins, and when to pursue small markets at the expense of seemingly larger and more lucrative ones. - Jacket flap.

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The Innovator's Dilemma

The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business

This edition was published in by Collins


First Sentence

"WHEN I BEGAN my search for an answer to the puzzle of why the best firms can fail, a friend offered some sage advice."

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Series
Harper Business Essentials

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Format
Paperback
Number of pages
320
Dimensions
8 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
Weight
9.1 ounces

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OL9232424M
ISBN 10
0060521996
ISBN 13
9780060521998
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Goodreads
2615

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