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An edition of The Innovator's Dilemma (1997)

The innovator's dilemma

the revolutionary national bestseller that changed the way we do business

1st HarperBusiness ed.
  • 3.71 ·
  • 7 Ratings
  • 85 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 9 Have read
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HarperBusiness
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English
Pages
286

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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
2006, Collins Business Essentials
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The innovators dilemma
2003, HarperBusiness
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The Innovator's Dilemma
September 1, 2000, Highbridge Audio
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
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The innovator's dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail
2000, HarperBusiness
in English - 1st HarperBusiness ed.
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The Innovator's Dilemma
August 7, 2000, Highbridge Audio
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The innovator's dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail
1997, Harvard Business School Press
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Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Part One: Whq Great Companies Can Fail
1 How Can Great Firms Fail? Insights from the Hard Disk Drive Industry
2 Value Networks and the Impetus to Innovate
3 Disruptive Technological Change in the Mechanical Excavator Industry
4 What Goes Up, Can't Go Down
Part Two: Managing Disruptive Technological Change
5 Give Responsibility for Disruptive Technologies to Organizations Whose Customers Need Them
6 Match the Size of the Organization to the Size of the Market
7 Discovering New and Emerging Markets
8 How to Appraise Your Organization's Capabilities and Disabilities
9 Performance Provided, Market Demand, and the Product Life Cycle
10 Managing Disruptive Technological Change: A Case Study
11 The Dilemmas of Innovation: A Summary
The Innovator's Dilemma Book Group Guide
Index 271
About the Author 287.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Revised, updated, and with a new chapter"--Cover.

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Library of Congress
HD53 .C49 2000b

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Pagination
xxxii, 286 p. :
Number of pages
286

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OL3582509M
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LCCN
2002279402
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28539

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"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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