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Rick Mueller, Professor, United States
A "definition" of Disruptive Innovation that's frequently quoted is one which is located on Christensen's website. It reads:
"DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors".
So then here is my concern. We know that not every "product or service that takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market" is a disruptive innovation, since there are a great number of products which occupy niches in which it appears they will remain for eternity without becoming the dominant means to accomplish (what is many times) the same function as that served by the more expensive product. Therefore the defining term of Christensen's definition must be in "relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors". But isnít the objective of all innovation, an (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Think Disruptive, Business Consultant, United States
 

Weaknesses in Christensen's 'Definition' of Disruptive Innovation

What you describe as a "definition" really isn't. (...)

  Rick Mueller, Professor, United States
 

Pehaps the Weakness is in our Interpretation?

OK, so it's taken that when looking at Christensen (...)

  Think Disruptive, Business Consultant, United States
 

No, the Weakness Isn't in Interpretation; It's in an Unusable 'Definition'

No, that sort of supposition is exactly like Tim H (...)

  Rick Mueller, Professor, United States
 

Any Examples (even One)?

On the basis of your suggestion I'm trying to thin (...)

  Francisco Encarnado, Management Consultant, Philippines
 

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In my own understanding, the term "disruptive

 
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