Research Summary

The Strategic Management of Technology

by Clayton M. Christensen


Clayton M. Christensen's research on the management of technological innovation suggests that for leading firms in a wide variety of industries, developing advanced technologies per se is rarely the constraining challenge in technological innovation. Rather, the challenge is market innovation. Finding new markets for advanced technologies seems to be an ability most large, successful firms exhibited on entry into their industries, but subsequently lost. Christensen's research is focused on identifying and managing the factors that influence the way firms introduce advanced technologies to existing and prospective markets.