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. 

Clay’s Take:
“We launched the Forum for Growth and Innovation with the goal of pushing innovation and growth research in new directions, all while keeping an eye on the practical implications for people running actual companies. Our goal is not so much to teach our community what to think, but rather to continually better understand how to think.”

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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.

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Forum News

The Future of Electric Vehicles Is Golf Carts, Not Tesla
Thomas Bartman
HBR.org, 14 MAY 2015

Get a Job, Product: Finding the Job-To-Be-Done in Consumer Tech
Matt Tucker, Laura Day
Medium.com, 27 APR 2015

Why Tesla Won’t Be Able to Scale
Thomas Bartman
HBR.org, 23 APR 2015

Uber Needs Our Permission to Grow
Derek van Bever
HBR.org, 09 FEB 2015

Start-ups Should Sell to Small Businesses, Not Big Enterprises
Thomas Bartman
HBR.org, 27 JAN 2015

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