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Volume 6 of Research on Technological Innovation, Management and Policy contains five papers on strategic change in firms and industries. All five discuss aspects of the interrelationships between technology strategy, competitive strategy, and organization and management. The first two address these at a level of the industry; the next two at firm level; in the final chapter, the level of analysis is primarily the technology.
These five chapters are illustrative of themes in current research that are shaping the field of strategic management technology and innovation. They build well on earlier work in the field and thereby support its further empirical and theoretical development. They also provide useful insights for practicing managers faced with the challenges of changing technologies and a rapid rate of innovation.
List of contributors. Introduction (R.A. Burgelman, R.S. Rosenbloom). "Cutthroat" competition, corporate strategy, and the growth of network industries (K. Lipartito). On technological evolution within and of industry boundaries (T. Khanna). Strategic business exit and corporate transformation: evolving links of technology strategy and substantive and generic corporate strategies (R.A. Burgelman, G.W. Cogan and B.K. Graham). What does it take to take advantage of product innovation? (D. Dougherty, S.M. Corse). Gaining competitive advantage from new technologies: patterns of user adaptation (M.J. Tyre).