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Disruptive technologies

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    • Disruptive innovations
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    • found: Work cat.: Lafferty, S. The Australian Digital Theses Program and the theory of disruptive technologies, 2003:abstr. (disruptive technology) p. 2 (Clayton Christensen first proposed the theory of disruptive technologies in his book The innovator's dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail (1997))
    • found: Wikipedia, July 26, 2005(Disruptive technology: A disruptive technology is a new technological innovation, product, or service that eventually overturns the existing dominant technology in the market, despite the fact that the disruptive technology is both radically different than the leading technology and that it often initially performs worse than the leading technology according to existing measures of performance. The term disruptive technology was coined by Clayton M. Christensen and described in his 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma. In his sequel, The Innovator's Solution, Christensen replaced the term with the term disruptive innovation because he recognized that few technologies are intrinsically disruptive or sustaining in character. It is strategy that creates the disruptive impact.)
    • found: The blood of incumbents, via, July 26, 2005(two basic types of innovation; the "disruptive" type; disruptive technologies target the least demanding customers in the current market, or even entirely new markets of "non-consumers," by offering something simpler, or cheaper, or both)
    • found: Lettice, F. Disruptive innovation, via, July 26, 2005("The term 'disruptive innovation' has been used to describe innovation that is of highly revolutionary or discontinuous nature, in which customers are provided with products or services which were not available to them before"; disruptive innovations)
    • found: Washington technology, 01/27/03 issue, via WWW, July 26, 2005:Cover stories/Disruptive technologies ("Marconi's wireless invention represents what some historians call 'disruptive technologies.' These are technologies--the internal combustion engine, transistors and the Web browser, for example--that not only create new industries, but eventually change the world. Disruptive technologies often come from outside the mainstream. The light bulb was not invented by the candle industry looking to improve output. Owners of established technologies tend to focus on making incremental improvements to their own products, avoiding the potential threat to their own businesses.")
    • found: LC database, July 26, 2006(disruptive innovation; disruptive technology; disruptive technologies)
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