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The Disruption Dilemma$
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Joshua Gans

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034487

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034487.001.0001

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Sources of Disruption

Sources of Disruption

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(p.33) 3 Sources of Disruption
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The Disruption Dilemma
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Joshua Gans

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034487.003.0003

This chapter demonstrates that there are in fact two fully articulated theories of disruption. Interestingly, both originated with Harvard Ph.D. students in the early 1990s who eventually became famed Harvard Business School professors: Rebecca Henderson and Clay Christensen. Both are extremely relevant but one has obviously been neglected in discussions among practitioners and the business academy.

Keywords:   Demand-side disruption, supply-side disruption, disruptive innovation, architectural innovation, sustaining innovation

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