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Smoothing innovation discontinuities


Paul Bannerman



This conceptual paper examines the impacts of technological discontinuities from a competence perspective. It proposes a composite model of positive and negative effects on innovation competencies, illustrated with examples of information technology innovation. It concludes that management strategies may be enacted to position a firm to mitigate many effects of disruptive innovation.

BibTeX Entry

    publisher        = {IEEE},
    author           = {Bannerman, Paul},
    month            = may,
    year             = {2008},
    keywords         = {management, technological innovation, organizational capabilities, liability of newness.},
    title            = {Smoothing Innovation Discontinuities},
    booktitle        = {International Engineering Management Conference, China},
    pages            = {5458-5462},
    address          = {Beijing, China}


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