The Innovator s Dilemma

Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633691797
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.

The Innovator s Dilemma

Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 9783800642816
Release Date: 2011-11-15
Genre: Fiction

Zum Inhalt Christensens wegweisendes Werk „The Innovator’s Dilemma“ erschien 1997 und zählt heute zu den wichtigsten Managementbüchern überhaupt. Der New York Times Bestseller wurde in über zehn Sprachen übersetzt und erhielt zahlreiche Auszeichnungen. Unternehmen scheitern aus vielen Gründen. Dass führende Unternehmen aber scheitern, weil sie im Grunde alles richtig machen, klingt paradox. Und doch erweisen sich die klassischen Erfolgsfaktoren wie Kunden-, Ertrags- und Wachstumsorientierung bei disruptiven Innovationen als geradezu gefährlich und existenzbedrohend. Anhand von Erfolgen und Fehlschlägen führender Unternehmen präsentiert „The Innovator’s Dilemma“ Regeln für einen gelungenen Umgang mit dem Phänomen bahnbrechender Innovationen. Diese Regeln werden Managern helfen zu entscheiden, wann es sinnvoll ist, sich nicht nach den Kundenwünschen zu richten, in weniger leistungsfähige Produkte mit geringeren Margen zu investieren oder in noch kleine, aber wachstumsstarke Marktsegmente zu stoßen. Das Buch zeigt die „Unlogik“ von disruptiven Innovationen auf und will zugleich Orientierung stiften, um Unternehmen – den etablierten wie den jungen – den Weg zum wirklich Neuen zu ebnen. „Die Beschäftigung mit Christensens Ideen ist für Praktiker wie Wissenschaftler gleichermaßen gewinnbringend.“ FAZ vom 27.12.2011

Unrelenting Change Innovation and Risk

Author: Daniel J. Phelan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475812640
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Education

Arguably, the nation’s community colleges have experienced more change in the last several years than they have over the prior 115 years of their existence. Rapid changes in technology, external pressures for accountability and student completion, aggressive competition from other higher education institutions (i.e., public, for-profit, and private), changes in enrollment demographics, as well as new economic, market, and operational models stand to completely disrupt this relatively young enterprise. Unrelenting Change provides useful, practical examples for community college leaders as they seek to thoughtfully and strategically align their organization for the new dynamic in higher education. Furthermore, Unrelenting Change offers insights into the change process, including institutional assessment and readiness, consideration of cultural implications, strategic intentions toward innovation, as well as risk, failure, and success. Rather than perceiving change and disruptive innovation as merely happenstance, or luck, the author provides discernment into the topic so as to give community college leaders solid, guidance, if not improved odds, in undertaking this important, competitive edge for the future of their intuitions, and by extension, their students.

Wege statt Irrwege

Author: James Allworth
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783864702655
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Self-Help

Scheidungen, kein Kontakt zu den Kindern, Gefδngnis wegen Betrugs - all das hat Harvard-Professor Clayton M. Christensen bei ehemaligen Kommilitonen gesehen und es hat ihn zum Nachdenken angeregt: Wie konnte es so weit kommen? Und wie macht man es besser? Seine άberlegungen fόhrten Christensen zu den drei grundlegenden Fragen: Wie fόhre ich ein glόckliches und sinnerfόlltes Privatleben? Wie werde ich beruflich erfolgreich und habe Freude an meiner Arbeit? Und wie vermeide ich es, im Gefδngnis zu landen? Er findet die Antworten in Wirtschaftstheorien, die er auf persφnliche Lebensentscheidungen όbertrδgt - so zum Beispiel die Einfόhrung einer Familienkultur, um den eigenen Kindern Leitlinien an die Hand zu geben. Dabei gibt er jedoch nicht rigide Verhaltensregeln vor, sondern liefert Denkanstφίe, mit deren Hilfe der Leser zu seiner ganz persφnlichen, maίgeschneiderten Strategie fόr ein erfόlltes und erfolgreiches Leben gelangt.

Managing Innovation Driven Companies

Author: Hugo Tschirky
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230306547
Release Date: 2010-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Emphasizing the practical side of Technology and Innovation Management, this book includes significant contributions to the practice of strategizing, management of competences and innovation management. While the findings are research-based, each contribution has 'managerial implications' which cover the recommended implementation.

Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management

Author: V. K. Narayanan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405160490
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Get complete, up-to-date and authoritative coverage of technology and innovation. A broadly encompassing encyclopedia on the emerging topic of technology innovation and management (TIM), this volume covers a wide array of issues. TIM is a relatively new field and is highly interdisciplinary, incorporating strategy and entrepreneurship, economics, marketing, organizational behavior, organization theory, physical and life sciences, and even law. All of these disciplines are represented in this volume, and their intersections are made clear. Entries are contributed by scholars from around the world who are leading experts in their respective topics. This volume is appropriate for scholars who are new to this particular field, as well as industry practitioners interested in understanding the state of knowledge in these specific areas. Entries may also serve as useful instructional materials, given their span of coverage as well as their currency. VK Narayanan is Stubbs Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean of Research at Drexel University, Philadelphia, U.S.A. Gina O'Connor is Associate Professor of Marketing in the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, U.S.A.

Managing and Organizations

Author: Stewart Clegg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761943897
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing and Organizations is a comprehensive, engaging, and accessible textbook that brings the most recent theoretical developments to bear on management practice, while explaining organizational and management issues from a practical standpoint. This text combines insights from organization theory, organizational behavior, and business strategy to offer an easily understood overview of management and organization thought and practice. In a friendly and open style, Stewart Clegg, Martin Kornberger, and Tyrone Pitsis show the major changes that are currently taking place in both research and practice in management and organization studies and offer insights into new directions the field might take. Vignettes from a variety of material, including films, novels, and newspapers illustrate key themes related to contemporary organizations and organization theory.

Disruptive Innovation The Christensen Collection The Innovator s Dilemma The Innovator s Solution The Innovator s DNA and Harvard Business Review article How Will You Measure Your Life 4 Items

Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422189986
Release Date: 2011-07-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Clayton Christensen’s definitive works on innovation—offered together for the first time Will you fall victim to disruptive innovation—or become a disruptor yourself? Tip the odds in your favor with the bestselling books that have made Christensen one of the world’s foremost authorities on innovation. You’ll also get his award-winning HBR article, full of inspiration for finding meaning and happiness in your life using the principles of business. The 4-volume collection includes: The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail In one of the most influential business books of our time, Christensen introduced the world to the concept of disruptive innovation, showing how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Don’t repeat their mistakes. The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth Citing in-depth research and theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, Christensen and co-author Michael Raynor provide the tools organizations need to become disruptors themselves. The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators Christensen and coauthors Jeffrey Dyer and Hal Gregersen identify behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and the Virgin Group—to show how you and your team can unlock the code to generating and executing more innovative ideas. “How Will You Measure Your Life?” (HBR article) At Harvard Business School, Clayton Christensen teaches aspiring MBAs how to apply management and innovation theories to build stronger companies. But he also believes that these models can help people lead better lives. In this award-winning Harvard Business Review article, he explains how, exploring questions everyone needs to ask: How can I be happy in my career? How can I be sure that my relationship with my family is an enduring source of happiness? And how can I live my life with integrity?

Summary and Analysis of The Innovator s Dilemma When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504043427
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Genre: Study Aids

So much to read, so little time? Get a brief overview of The Innovator’s Dilemma—the bestselling business book about disruption and how companies adapt. Named one of the most important business books ever written by the Economist and the winner of the Global Business Book Award, The Innovator’s Dilemma uses true stories of the successes and failures of prominent companies to analyze why great firms fail when faced with critical market and technological innovation. In this summary of Clayton Christensen’s book for entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, and business leaders, you’ll learn: Why sometimes “doing the right thing” can be the wrong thing, especially when faced with disruptive technology Why most companies, even good ones, struggle to adapt their business practices What executives can do to ensure both the short-term health and long-term survival of their organizations With historical context, chapter-by-chapter overviews, important quotes, definitions of key terms, and other features, this summary and analysis of The Innovator’s Dilemma is intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management

Author: Matthew R. Marvel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412990813
Release Date: 2012-05-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The Encyclopedia of New Venture Management explores the skills needed to succeed in business, along with the potential risks and rewards and environmental settings and characteristics.

Developing Innovative Organizations

Author: B. Gailly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230295285
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Combining insights from leading academic research and experienced managers, this book provides a systematic framework to understand what innovation is, why it matters, how it can be managed and how it can help your organization to reach its objectives.

Internationalization Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm

Author: Nicola De Liso
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136934117
Release Date: 2010-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

This book focuses on three main areas, each of which is central to economic theorising: firms’ organisation and behaviour, technological change and the process of globalisation. Each subject can be analysed by using different methods, which range from purely theoretical abstractions to case studies and from econometrics to simulations. What this collection provides is a broad view of the three topics by concentrating on different aspects of each of them, and utilising different methods of investigation. Internationalization, Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm looks in detail at various questions surrounding firms’ organisation, including why we can observe ordered paths of production, whether proximity between firms matters, and whether patenting is always worthwhile. In addition, several essays explore technology and innovation, including the persistence-cum-development of old technologies. Furthermore, this book focuses on those processes which concern small- and medium-sized firms, considering the usefulness of stage theory, the possibilities of production off-shoring and the skill composition of manufacturing firms. Overall, the book is characterised by original ideas, renewed applications of mathematical and statistical methods and the use of new databases. This valuable collection will be of interest to postgraduates and researchers focusing on innovation, theories of the firm and globalisation; and should also be useful to a professional readership as it presents up-to-date research with the aim of improving our understanding of the phenomena of technological change, firms’ strategies, and globalisation.

The Innovator s Dilemma with Award Winning Harvard Business Review Article How Will You Measure Your Life 2 Items

Author: Clayton
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422189979
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Get these bestsellers together: one of the most influential business books of all time—with a bonus HBR article that will inspire you to find meaning and happiness in your life by applying the principles of business The Innovator’s Dilemma His work is cited by the world’s best known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In his bestselling book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen introduced the world to the revolutionary principles of disruptive innovation--new rules for doing business in a rapidly changing environment. This business classic shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Every thoughtful business person--no matter your level or industry—should read this book to avoid a similar fate. Offering both the successes and failures of leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma reveals how you can simultaneously do what’s right for the near-term health of your established business, while focusing enough resources on the disruptive technologies that ultimately could lead to its downfall. Ignore the innovator’s dilemma at your peril. “How Will You Measure Your Life?” (BONUS HBR article) At Harvard Business School, Clayton Christensen teaches aspiring MBAs how to apply management and innovation theories to build stronger companies. But he also believes that these models can help people lead better lives. In the award-winning Harvard Business Review article, “How Will You Measure Your Life?,” he explains how, exploring questions everyone needs to ask: How can I be happy in my career? How can I be sure that my relationship with my family is an enduring source of happiness? And how can I live my life with integrity? For the first time, get this article together with the bestselling book that established Clayton Christensen as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers.

Competitive Dynamics in the Mobile Phone Industry

Author: C. Giachetti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137374127
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics

This book explores which kind of competitive moves and countermoves have been taken by mobile phone vendors like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and Apple, as well as emerging rivals from developing countries, to defend their competitive position over the industry life cycle, and which factors have driven these actions.

Investing

Author: Robert G Hagstrom
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231531016
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies. In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger’s famous “latticework of mental models” concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and new chapters on mathematics and history and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. Praise for the first edition: “I read this book in one sitting: I could not put it down.”—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk “Elegant and irresistible. Robert G. Hagstrom makes the complex clear as he confidently crisscrosses through the disciplines of finance, biology, physics, and literature. The only way to understand investing better, [Investing] shows, is to understand the world better. Ideas spark off the page at every turn. This is simply a gem of a book.”—James Surowiecki, New Yorker “Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom’s agile mind.”—International Herald Tribune