What is Disruptive Innovation Exactly? Definition


 
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What is Disruptive Innovation Exactly? Definition
Rick Mueller, Student (University), United States, SIG Leader
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 al...Sign up
 

 
Weaknesses in Christensen's 'Definition' of Disruptive Innovation
Think Disruptive, Business Consultant, United States, Member
What you describe as a "definition" really isn't. It's a gross simplification designed to capture the attention of business people who aren't motivate...Sign up
 

 
Pehaps the Weakness is in our Interpretation?
Rick Mueller, Student (University), United States, SIG Leader
OK, so it's taken that when looking at Christensen's web site's criterion there are some instances of Disruptive Innovation that we might say don't ne...Sign up
 

 
No, the Weakness Isn't in Interpretation; It's in an Unusable 'Definition'
Think Disruptive, Business Consultant, United States, Member
No, that sort of supposition is exactly like Tim Hunt blaming female scientists for being distractingly sexy -- just as the problem is with him (not t...Sign up
 

 
Any Examples (even One)?
Rick Mueller, Student (University), United States, SIG Leader
On the basis of your suggestion I'm trying to think of even one niche product that simultaneously fulfilled the "moved relentlessly upmarket' requirem...Sign up
 

 
What Disruptive Innovation Means
Francisco Encarnado, Management Consultant, Philippines, Member
In my own understanding, the term "disruptive" is something that cause trouble to an existing flow of a particular matter in a normal condition...Sign up
 

 
 


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