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The Disruption Dilemma

The Disruption Dilemma

Joshua Gans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034487
eISBN:
9780262333832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034487.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

When successful and well-managed firms fail, we call this disruption. In the almost two decades since Clay Christensen’s famous treatise mapping this phenomenon, such failure has continued, with ... More

Engineering InventionFrank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry

Frederick Dalzell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042567
eISBN:
9780262258708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042567.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Over the course of a little less than twenty years, inventor Frank J. Sprague (1857–1934) achieved an astonishing series of technological breakthroughs—from pioneering work in self-governing motors ... More

Free Innovation

Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035217
eISBN:
9780262335461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035217.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This book integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a “free innovation paradigm.” Free innovation, as the book defines it, involves innovations developed by consumers who are ... More

InnovatingA Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

Luis Perez-Breva

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035354
eISBN:
9780262336680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035354.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Society celebrates innovation after the fact. It is a revisionist exercise, and little is said about how to innovate. Aspiring innovators are told to get a big idea and a team and build a ... More

Production in the Innovation Economy

Production in the Innovation Economy

Richard M. Locke and Rachel L. Wellhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019927
eISBN:
9780262319126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Given links between innovation and production, how does an innovation economy maintain manufacturing? The authors in this volume use hundreds of interviews with firms in the US and abroad, a ... More

Winning the Reputation GameCreating Stakeholder Value and Competitive Advantage

Winning the Reputation Game: Creating Stakeholder Value and Competitive Advantage

Grahame R. Dowling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034463
eISBN:
9780262335089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034463.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Why do some companies have better corporate reputations than others? And why do some companies that are not seen as particularly socially responsible have a good reputation? This book explains why ... More

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