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Strategic Options for Old-Technology Firms
Don Smith
What should be the strategic response of old-technology firms when a promising new technology shows up? Typically firms respond by either
1. Fighting the new technology, or
2. Trying to make a transition to the new technology.
Ron Adner and Daniel C. Snow recommend a third strategic option in their article worth reading "Bold Retreat - A New Strategy for Old Technologies" in the Harvard Business Review of March 2010:
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