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Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation / Edition 2
     

Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation / Edition 2

by James M. Utterback
 

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ISBN-10: 0875847404

ISBN-13: 9780875847405

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press


The author presents a compelling look at how innovation transforms industries, raising the fortunes of some firms while destroying others. The book draws on the rich history of innovation by inventors and entrepreneurs--ranging from the birth of typewriters to the emergence of personal computers, gas lamps to fluorescent lighting, George Eastman's amateur

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The author presents a compelling look at how innovation transforms industries, raising the fortunes of some firms while destroying others. The book draws on the rich history of innovation by inventors and entrepreneurs--ranging from the birth of typewriters to the emergence of personal computers, gas lamps to fluorescent lighting, George Eastman's amateur photography to electronic imaging--to develop a practical model for how innovation enters an industry, how mainstream firms typically respond, and how--over time--new and old players wrestle for dominance. Utterback asserts that existing organizations must consistently abandon past success and embrace innovation--even when it undermines their traditional strengths. He sets forth a strategy to do so, and identifies the responsibilities of managers to lead and focus that effort.

Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation offers a pioneering model for how innovation unsettles industries and firms, and features fascinating histories of new product developments and strategies for nurturing innovation. "The most valuable book I've read in years. . . . The analysis is brilliant."--Tom Peters. Available August 1996.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875847405
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,344,863
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction xiii
The Dynamics of Innovation in Industry 1
Dominant Designs and the Survival of Firms 23
Product Innovation as a Creative Force 57
Innovation and Industrial Evolution 79
Innovation in Nonassembled Products 103
Differences in Innovations for Assembled and Nonassembled Products 123
Invasion of a Stable Business by Radical Innovation 145
The Creative Power of Technology in Process Innovation 167
Innovation as a Game of Chutes and Ladders 189
Innovation and Corporate Renewal 215
Bibliography 233
Index 241

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