Disruptive versus Incremental Innovation

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Jnanesh Kalbag, India

Disruptive versus Incremental Innovation

Typically, Incremental Innovation exploits existing forms or technologies... Improves upon something that already exists or reconfigures an existing form or technology to serve some other purpose... It is other wise called marginal or continuous innovation. It primarily serves existing markets.
Radical Innovation is a departure from existing form or technology to a completely new thing in this world. Also called as breakthrough or discontinuous or disruptive innovation. It has the potential to upset industry's business model, standards. Primarily serves emerging markets.


Gian, Netherlands

Disruptive vs Incremental innovation

After having read the book and the wikipedia entry I have to disagree with Jnanesh definition. The wikipedia entry (that I consider correct) reads: "Disruptive technology and disruptive innovation are terms used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improves a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically by being lower priced or designed for a different set of consumers."
So disruptive innovation does not have to use a technology that is "new in this world", it may simply serve a market that is currently non-consumptive...

Fernando, Canada

The Innovation Must Actually Reach the Market

Innovation its not only about new products or services, it is about to putting things together to br... Sign up

Prabhakar Karve, India

Innovation is Disruptive; Improvement is Incremental

Isn't innovation by definition disruptive? I feel there is nothing like incremental innovation. If i... Sign up

Jeswan SinghPS
Engineer, Malaysia

Sustaining versus Disruptive Innovation

Sustaining product development and/or keeping the innovation pot boiling is a fairly normal situatio... Sign up

Dr P L Narasimhan, India

Many Companies Do not Understand Their Customers Fully

I agree with the author on his views. Many companies do not satisfy their customers fully. Many a ti... Sign up

Maqsood Khalid, Pakistan

Innovation is the Opposite of Stagnancy

Innovation is the reverse of stagnancy. Innovation is direly needed at one stage of organizational l... Sign up

Jay Gamble
Teacher, United States

Innovation is Disruptive; Improvement is Incremental

I agree with Khalid that innovation is change which keeps one from being stagnant. That it is disru... Sign up

Dr. Luis De La Cruz
Professor, United States

About Disruptive Innovation

The corporation's fundamental goal is growth, not profit maximization (Aharoni, 2009). In the case... Sign up

Ansuman Gautam
Manager, India

An Example of Disruptive Innovation

The comments in the forum explain the term disruptive innovation with many and abstract words, which... Sign up

Fordi Dhliwayo
Entrepreneur, Zimbabwe

Disruptive versus Incremental Innovation

Innovation suggests a new way of doing things, or a new product that serves the needs of the market ... Sign up

Larry Lemke
Project Manager, United States

Disruptive Invation

Is "Innovation" not Always disruptive? INNOVATION is something seen in a new and different way. Just... Sign up

adrian kavemba
Student (University)

Disruptive Innovation

I view disruptive innovation as an innovation that creates a new market by applying a different set ... Sign up

Errol Francke
Management Consultant, South Africa

Innovation is not Always Disruptive

@Larry Lemke: I don't think so Larry...I sense that one can distinguish between "disruptive innovati... Sign up


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