Teaching Note | HBS Case Collection | June 1999

Markets for Technology and the Returns on Research TN

by Clayton M. Christensen


The purpose of the readings and class discussion is to help students understand why it often is so difficult for companies that conduct research to capture its value in their commercial businesses. Often new technology leaks more easily to the market. Students can understand how they might better manage this challenge, through the readings and discussion.

Keywords: Problems and Challenges; Research; Commercialization; Technology Adoption; Value;


Christensen, Clayton M. "Markets for Technology and the Returns on Research TN." Harvard Business School Teaching Note 699-167, June 1999.