Defending against rival innovation

Defending against rival innovation We analyze how an incumbent defends its competitive advantage with a focus on the under-examined methods of actively defending against the threats posed by rival innovation. We describe, delineate and analyze the set of such defenses and their likely effects. The set of such defenses differs substantially from many standard defenses, such as those aimed at defeating the threat of imitation. The further study of these pre-emptive innovation defenses is important because these defenses are different and because they can substantially affect the sustainability of firm profits and the pace of different of types of innovation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Business Economics Springer Journals

Defending against rival innovation

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Subject
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
ISSN
0921-898X
eISSN
1573-0913
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11187-008-9097-y
Publisher site
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Abstract

We analyze how an incumbent defends its competitive advantage with a focus on the under-examined methods of actively defending against the threats posed by rival innovation. We describe, delineate and analyze the set of such defenses and their likely effects. The set of such defenses differs substantially from many standard defenses, such as those aimed at defeating the threat of imitation. The further study of these pre-emptive innovation defenses is important because these defenses are different and because they can substantially affect the sustainability of firm profits and the pace of different of types of innovation.

Journal

Small Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 13, 2008

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