The Innovator's Dilemma

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  • Copyright: 2011-10-04
  • Publisher: Harperbusiness
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;Absolutely brilliant. Clayton Christensen provides an insightful analysis of changing technology and its importance to a company's future success. ; -Michael R. Bloomberg ;This book ought to chill any executive who feels bulletproof -and inspire entrepreneurs aiming their guns. ; -Forbes The Innovator's Dilemma is the revolutionary business book that has forever changed corporate America. Based on a truly radical idea-that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right-this Wall Street Journal, Business Week and New York Times Business bestseller is one of the most provocative and important business books ever written. Entrepreneurs, managers, and CEOs ignore its wisdom and its warnings at their great peril.

Author Biography

Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology Operations Management and General Management faculty groups.

Table of Contents

In Gratitudep. vii
Introductionp. xi
Prefacep. xxxiii
Why Great companies Can Failp. 1
How Can Great Firms Fail? Insights from the Hard Disk-Drive Industryp. 3
Value Networks and the Impetus to Innovatep. 33
Disruptive Technological Change in the Mechanical Excavator Industryp. 69
What Goes Up, Can't Go Downp. 89
Managing Disruptive Technological Changep. 111
Give Responsibility for Disruptive Technologies to Organizations Whose Customers Need Themp. 117
Match the Size of the Organization to the Size of the Marketp. 139
Discovering New and Emerging Marketsp. 165
How to Appraise Your Organization's Capabilities and Disabilitiesp. 185
Performance Provided, Market Demand, and the Product Life Cyclep. 211
Managing Disruptive Technological Change: A Case Studyp. 235
The Dilemmas of Innovation: A Summaryp. 257
The Innovator's Dilemma Book Group Guidep. 263
Indexp. 271
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