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

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Harvard Business Press, Sep 7, 2004 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
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.

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The Signals Of Change
Competitive Battles
Strategic Choices
How Nonmarket Factors Affect Innovation
Illustrations of TheoryBased Analysis
Disruption Spreads Its Wings
Whither Moores Law?
Innovation Overseas
Breaking The Wire
Whats Next?
Summary of Key Concepts

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Clayton M. Christensen 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. Anthony recently joined Innosight, LLC as a partner. Erik A. Roth recently joined McKinsey & Co. as a consultant in its Boston office.

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