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An edition of The Innovator's Dilemma (1997)

The innovator's dilemma

when new technologies cause great firms to fail

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This edition was published in by Harvard Business School Press in Boston, Mass.

Written in English

252 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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The Innovator's Dilemma

First published in 1997



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

when new technologies cause great firms to fail

This edition was published in by Harvard Business School Press in Boston, Mass.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
The management of innovation and change series

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
658
Library of Congress
HD53 .C49 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxiv, 252 p. :
Number of pages
252

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Open Library
OL973965M
Internet Archive
innovatorsdilem000chri
ISBN 10
0875845851
LC Control Number
96010894
Library Thing
28539
Goodreads
664534

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