Forum for Growth & Innovation

The Forum for Growth and Innovation is a research project guided by Professor Clayton Christensen, the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration and one of the world’s top experts on growth and innovation. The goal of the Forum is to discover, develop, and disseminate robust, accessible theory in the areas of innovation and general management. We judge our success by our ability to shape debate among students of management theory and to make a difference i​n the lives of general managers worldwide by bringing useful new approaches to bear on their most critical growth and innovation challenges. 

Each year, the Forum invites a few highly qualified MBA graduates to engage in a year-long residency program. Associates collaborate with Professor Christensen on theory development intended for publication in Harvard Business Review and other leading business journals.



Further Reading

The Innovator’s Manifesto
Michael Raynor  

The Innovator’s Solution
Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Raynor  

Seeing What’s Next
Clayton M. Christensen, Erik A. Roth, and Scott D. Anthony  

The Innovator’s Guide to Growth
Scott D. Anthony, Mark. W. Johnson, Joseph V. Sinfield, Elizabeth J. Altman  

Seizing the White Space
Mark W. Johnson  

The Little Black Book of Innovation
Scott D. Anthony   ​


Seminars & Conferences



Theory: Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive innovation describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves “up market,” eventually displacing established competitors.