publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2005

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: AN EXPANDED VIEW

James M. Utterback; Happy J. Acee;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: International Journal of Innovation Management, volume 9, issue 1, pages 1-17
Abstract
<jats:p> The term "disruptive technology" as coined by Christensen (1997, The Innovator's Dilemma; How New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. Harvard Business School Press) refers to a new technology having lower cost and performance measured by traditional criteria, but having higher ancillary performance. Christensen finds that disruptive technologies may enter and expand emerging market niches, improving with time and ultimately attacking established products in their traditional markets. This conception, while useful, is also limiting in several important ways. </jats:p><jats:p> By emphasising only "attack from below" Christensen ignores other discontin...
Subjects
free text keywords: Disruptive, technology, Christensen, discontinuities, innovation, Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Business and International Management, Economics, Emerging technologies, Market segmentation, Traditional economy, Emerging markets, Marketing, New product development, business.industry, business, Mass market, Early adopter, Dilemma
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