Article | Administrative Science Quarterly | March 1990

Architectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and The Failure of Established Firms

by Rebecca M. Henderson and Kim B. Clark

Keywords: Design; Innovation and Invention; Product; Technology; Failure; Business Ventures;

Citation:

Henderson, Rebecca M., and Kim B. Clark. "Architectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and The Failure of Established Firms." Administrative Science Quarterly 35, no. 1 (March 1990): 9–30. (Reprinted in The Management of Innovation, edited by John Storey, London: Elgar, 2004; Managing Strategic Innovation and Change, edited by M.Tushman and P. Anderson, Oxford University Press, 2004; and in Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, edited by Robert Burgelman, Clayton Christensen and Steven Wheelwright. Oxford University Press, 2004. Translated into Chinese for inclusion in an ASQ sponsored collection of "best papers" in 2005.)