The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fall

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fall

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Great companies can fail-not because they do anything wrong, but because they do everything right. Meeting customers' current needs leads firms to reject breakthrough innovations-"disruptive technologies" that create the products and opportunities of the future.Radical thinking . . . and a wake-up call. Citing examples from many industries (computers, retailing, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, steel), Clayton M. Christensen explains how to avoid a similar fate. He presents strategies for determining when not to listen to customers, when to pursue small markets at the expense of larger ones, and other ways to ensure long-term growth and profit. This award-winning book shows managers the changes that may be coming-and how to respond for success.

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ISBN-13: 9781565114159
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 06/13/2001
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is the author of many books, including several New York Times bestsellers. Christensen is the co-founder of Innosight, Rose Park Advisors, and the Christensen Institute, a non-profit think tank.

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