Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

Front Cover
Harvard Business Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
20 Reviews
Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data and lead to costly errors in judgment. Now, internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth present a groundbreaking framework for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry. Based on proven theories outlined in Christensen's landmark books The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution, Seeing What's Next offers a practical, three-part model that helps decision-makers spot the signals of industry change, determine the outcome of competitive battles, and assess whether a firm's actions will ensure or threaten future success. Through in-depth case studies of industries from aviation to health care, the authors illustrate the predictive power of innovation theory in action.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
4
3 stars
6
2 stars
1
1 star
1

Review: Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

User Review  - Derek - Goodreads

I'm likely not the businessman/investor type to read this book, but really enjoy Christensen's perspective and way of explaining processes and evolutions. He has authored a book that covers a great ... Read full review

Review: Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

User Review  - Howard - Goodreads

I thought this was dry and dense. There's some useful techniques to be learned, but it's really tough to wade through the text to get to them. Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

The Signals of Change
3
Competitive Battles
29
Strategic Choices
53
How Nonmarket Factors Affect Innovation
73
Illustrations of TheoryBased Analysis
97
Disruptive Diplomas
99
Disruption Spreads Its Wings
129
Whither Moores Law?
155
Innovation Overseas
207
Breaking the Wire
227
Whats Next?
267
Summary of Key Concepts
275
Glossary
291
Index
297
About the Authors
311
Copyright

Healing the 800Pound Gorilla
179

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2004)

Christensenis one of the brightest stars in business right now, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on innovation. He is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in Technology & Operations Management and General Management

Scott D. Anthonyis a Partner at Innosight LLC andErik A. Rothis a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s Boston office.

Bibliographic information