Is Disruptive Innovation Radical?


 
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Is Disruptive Innovation Radical?
Rick Mueller, Student (University), United States, SIG Leader
Disruptive Innovation is often incorrectly described as a radical rather than incremental change in technology. In fact, one of the fundamental elements of Christensen’s work was to illustrate that market incumbents rather than entrants are mainly responsible for radical improvements in product performance via the integration of expensive and complex technology.

To understand disruptive innovation more effectively, I’d like to suggest thinking of it more as radical potential for growth (vs. incremental potential for growth).

To view it another way, sustaining (non-disruptive) innovation is always grounded in and thus constrained by an existing paradigm - whereas disruptive innovation is not. And all other things being equal, the potential for growth of an unc...Sign up
 

 
Disruptive versus Radical Innovation: Dominant Design
William Miller, Consultant, United States, Member
To adequately understand either disruptive or radical innovation, the concept of Dominant Design (DD) that governs the design paradigm in a mar...Sign up
 

 
What is a Dominant Design
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
@William Miller: thanks, interesting… I looked up two definitions of dominant design (Utterback). In innovation, a ...Sign up
 

 
What is a Dominant Design
William Miller, Consultant, United States, Member
Jim Utterback agrees that the definition of a dominant design (DD) that I described (with 3 parts) replaces his earlier definitions because it more ac...Sign up
 

 
Are Utterback’s 3 Parts of Dominant Design Mandatory?
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
@William Miller: Thanks for your further explanation. Does Utterback consider the 3 parts as mandatory criteria (ea...Sign up
 

 
Are Utterback's 3 Parts of Dominant Design Mandatory?
William Miller, Consultant, United States, Member
The 3 parts in a dominant design definition were authored by Bill Miller, not Utterback.
However, Utterback agrees that all 3 parts are MANDATORY...Sign up
 

 
What of the Evolution of Disk Drives?
Rick Mueller, Student (University), United States, SIG Leader
Christensen used the evolution of disk drives as his primary and foundational example of Disruptive Innovation. He clearly notes that the primary tech...Sign up
 

 
 


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