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Change that can kill off great, well‐run companies

Change that can kill off great, well‐run companies Profiles two types of technological change — sustaining and disruptive. Employs an inset of definitions explaining technology, innovation, sustaining technologies and disruptive technologies. States a lack of understanding about the strategic difference between sustaining and disruptive technologies can result in a crucial failure. Further insets shows Hewlett‐Packard’s laser jet and ink‐jet printers as a prime example of how to cope with disruptive technology, even if it threatens suicide for its original business division. Sums up firms are rarely in a position to have the correct organizational, managerial or cultural response to enable them to cope successfully with changes generated by disruptive technologies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antidote Emerald Publishing

Change that can kill off great, well‐run companies

The Antidote , Volume 5 (7): 5 – Dec 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-8483
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000006872
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Abstract

Profiles two types of technological change — sustaining and disruptive. Employs an inset of definitions explaining technology, innovation, sustaining technologies and disruptive technologies. States a lack of understanding about the strategic difference between sustaining and disruptive technologies can result in a crucial failure. Further insets shows Hewlett‐Packard’s laser jet and ink‐jet printers as a prime example of how to cope with disruptive technology, even if it threatens suicide for its original business division. Sums up firms are rarely in a position to have the correct organizational, managerial or cultural response to enable them to cope successfully with changes generated by disruptive technologies.

Journal

The AntidoteEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2000

Keywords: Change; Technological change; Leadership

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