Case | HBS Case Collection | July 1996 (Revised April 2003)

Continuous Casting Investments at USX Corporation

by Clayton M. Christensen

Abstract

Focuses on the difficulty established companies face when confronted with disruptive technological innovations. The power that their prior asset investments, their cost structures, and their customers have in constraining their investment and innovation decisions are clearly illustrated. Rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Disruption; Assets; Cost; Investment; Technological Innovation; Problems and Challenges; Mining Industry; Real Estate Industry;

Citation:

Christensen, Clayton M. "Continuous Casting Investments at USX Corporation." Harvard Business School Case 697-020, July 1996. (Revised April 2003.)