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What is Disruptive Innovation Exactly? Definition
Rick Mueller, Professor, 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 all innovation, an (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Disruptive Innovation
Summary
Forum
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🔥Innovation Ideas in Economic Slowdowns
Breakthrough versus Disruptive Innovation
Best Practices
🥇Innovation Strategy: The Three Horizons of Growth (McKinsey)
🥈Disruptive versus Incremental Innovation
🥉Disruptive Innovation: Product versus Platform
Strategic Options for Old-Technology Firms
The Jobs to be Done Approach (JTBD) and Disruptive Innovation
Impact of the New Technology
Tips for Innovation Strategy
Typical Disruptive Technologies
Disruptive Change and HR
Diversity of Perspective is Key to Disruptive Innovation
How to Find Innovative Ideas? From Analogous Markets...
How to Sustain Disruptive Innovation?
WHAT is Being Innovated? The 4 Ps of Innovation
Leadership and Taking Action
Timing is Important to Make an Innovative Idea Disruptive
Asymmetric Innovation
Is Cirque du Soleil the iPhone or the Seiko of Circus?
Ways to Incorporate Disruptive Innovation as Part of the Management Agenda
Business Model Innovation
Disruptive Innovation or Improved Technology?
Slow Innovation: PROs, CONs and Tips
The Hybrid Innovation Approach to Manage Technological Disruptions
A Disruptive Innovation Questions what we Don't Know
Blue/Innovate and Red/Disrupt
Comparison Disruptive Innovation versus Blue Ocean Strategy
Disruptive Innovation and Public Sector Organisations
Disruptive Innovation: What Causes the Creative Leap?
Is Value Innovation Disruptive Innovation?
Leadership Skills / Approaches for Successful Innovation
Paradigmatic Changes Require Re-orientation of Ones World Views
The Resources-Processes-Values (RPV) Framework
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Leapfrogging Technologies by Developing Countries
The Word 'Disruptive' in Disruptive Innovation
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Distinguishing Three Types of Innovation
Is Disruptive Innovation Radical?


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