skip to content
Covid-19 virus
COVID-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel). Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat.org search. OCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus issues in their communities.

Image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM
The innovator's dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The innovator's dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail

Author: Clayton M Christensen
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, ©1997.
Series: Management of innovation and change series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This book takes the radical position that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right." "It demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market leadership when confronted with disruptive changes in technology and market structure. And it tells how to avoid a  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clayton M Christensen
ISBN: 0875845851 9780875845852
OCLC Number: 34320559
Awards: Winner of Global Business Book Award 1998
Description: xxiv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How can great firms fail? Insights from the hard disk drive industry --
Value networks and the impetus to innovate --
Disruptive technological change in the mechanical excavator industry --
What goes up, can't go down --
Give responsibility for disruptive technologies to organizations whose customers need them --
Match the size of the organization to the size of the market --
Discovering new and emerging markets --
Performance provided, market demand, and the product life cycle --
Managing disruptive technological change: a case study --
The dilemmas of innovation: a summary.
Series Title: Management of innovation and change series.
Responsibility: Clayton M. Christensen.

Abstract:

Demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market dominance. Drawing  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"I'd recommend that every business pick up and read Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma." Forbes.com"The process of Low End Disruption is beautifully described in Clayton Christensen's Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (4)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/34320559<\/a>> # The innovator\'s dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:CreativeWork<\/a>, schema:Book<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"34320559<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Place\/boston_mass<\/a>> ; # Boston, Mass.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/mau<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/customer_services<\/a>> ; # Customer services<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/administracao<\/a>> ; # Administracao<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/industrial_management<\/a>> ; # Industrial management<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/service_a_la_clientele<\/a>> ; # Service \u00E0 la client\u00E8le<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/technische_vernieuwing<\/a>> ; # Technische vernieuwing<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/gestion_d_entreprise<\/a>> ; # Gestion d\'entreprise<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/creativite_dans_les_affaires<\/a>> ; # Cr\u00E9ativit\u00E9 dans les affaires<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/success_in_business<\/a>> ; # Success in business<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/creative_ability_in_business<\/a>> ; # Creative ability in business<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/658\/e21\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/innovations_aspect_economique<\/a>> ; # Innovations--Aspect \u00E9conomique<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/bedrijfsleven<\/a>> ; # Bedrijfsleven<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/succes_dans_les_affaires<\/a>> ; # Succ\u00E8s dans les affaires<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/grandes_entreprises_innovations<\/a>> ; # Grandes entreprises--Innovations<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:copyrightYear<\/a> \"1997<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/79483392<\/a>> ; # Clayton M. Christensen<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"1997<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"How can great firms fail? Insights from the hard disk drive industry -- Value networks and the impetus to innovate -- Disruptive technological change in the mechanical excavator industry -- What goes up, can\'t go down -- Give responsibility for disruptive technologies to organizations whose customers need them -- Match the size of the organization to the size of the market -- Discovering new and emerging markets -- Performance provided, market demand, and the product life cycle -- Managing disruptive technological change: a case study -- The dilemmas of innovation: a summary.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/4916187967<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isPartOf<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Series\/the_management_of_innovation_and_change_series<\/a>> ; # The management of innovation and change series<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isPartOf<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Series\/management_of_innovation_and_change_series<\/a>> ; # Management of innovation and change series.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"The innovator\'s dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"34320559<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34320559#PublicationEvent\/boston_mass_harvard_business_school_press_1997<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Agent\/harvard_business_school_press<\/a>> ; # Harvard Business School Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviews<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34320559#Review\/-245204125<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780875845852<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34320559<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/658\/e21\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Agent\/harvard_business_school_press<\/a>> # Harvard Business School Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Harvard Business School Press<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Place\/boston_mass<\/a>> # Boston, Mass.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Boston, Mass.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Series\/management_of_innovation_and_change_series<\/a>> # Management of innovation and change series.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/34320559<\/a>> ; # The innovator\'s dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Management of innovation and change series.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Series\/the_management_of_innovation_and_change_series<\/a>> # The management of innovation and change series<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/34320559<\/a>> ; # The innovator\'s dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"The management of innovation and change series<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/administracao<\/a>> # Administracao<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Administracao<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/bedrijfsleven<\/a>> # Bedrijfsleven<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Bedrijfsleven<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/creative_ability_in_business<\/a>> # Creative ability in business<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Creative ability in business<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/creativite_dans_les_affaires<\/a>> # Cr\u00E9ativit\u00E9 dans les affaires<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Cr\u00E9ativit\u00E9 dans les affaires<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Cr\u00E9ativit\u00E9 dans les affaires<\/span>\"@fr<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/customer_services<\/a>> # Customer services<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Customer services<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/gestion_d_entreprise<\/a>> # Gestion d\'entreprise<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Gestion d\'entreprise<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Gestion d\'entreprise<\/span>\"@fr<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/grandes_entreprises_innovations<\/a>> # Grandes entreprises--Innovations<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Grandes entreprises--Innovations<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/industrial_management<\/a>> # Industrial management<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Industrial management<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/innovations_aspect_economique<\/a>> # Innovations--Aspect \u00E9conomique<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Innovations--Aspect \u00E9conomique<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/service_a_la_clientele<\/a>> # Service \u00E0 la client\u00E8le<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Service \u00E0 la client\u00E8le<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Service \u00E0 la client\u00E8le<\/span>\"@fr<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/succes_dans_les_affaires<\/a>> # Succ\u00E8s dans les affaires<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Succ\u00E8s dans les affaires<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Succ\u00E8s dans les affaires<\/span>\"@fr<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/success_in_business<\/a>> # Success in business<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Success in business<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Topic\/technische_vernieuwing<\/a>> # Technische vernieuwing<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Technische vernieuwing<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/mau<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"mau<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/79483392<\/a>> # Clayton M. Christensen<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Christensen<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Clayton M.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Clayton M. Christensen<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780875845852<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0875845851<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780875845852<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34320559<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \ngenont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/34320559<\/a>> ; # The innovator\'s dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:dateModified<\/a> \"2020-01-28<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nvoid:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34320559#PublicationEvent\/boston_mass_harvard_business_school_press_1997<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:PublicationEvent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:location<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Place\/boston_mass<\/a>> ; # Boston, Mass.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:organizer<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4916187967#Agent\/harvard_business_school_press<\/a>> ; # Harvard Business School Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/34320559#Review\/-245204125<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/34320559<\/a>> ; # The innovator\'s dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"This book takes the radical position that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right.\" \"It demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market leadership when confronted with disruptive changes in technology and market structure. And it tells how to avoid a similar fate.\" \"Using the lessons of successes and failures of leading companies, The Innovator\'s Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. These principles will help managers determine when it is right not to listen to customers, when to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins, and when to pursue small markets at the expense of seemingly larger and more lucrative ones.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Content-negotiable representations<\/p>\n