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Title: A Reflective Review of Disruptive Innovation Theory
Authors: Yu, D.
Hang, C.C. 
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Citation: Yu, D., Hang, C.C. (2010-12). A Reflective Review of Disruptive Innovation Theory. International Journal of Management Reviews 12 (4) : 435-452. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Disruptive Innovation Theory has created a significant impact on management practices and aroused plenty of rich debate within academia. Copious as the studies are, the scattered and conflicting nature of the literature on disruptive innovation in the last decade may pose a state of ambiguity for future research, thus necessitating a comprehensive review at this juncture. This paper first clarifies the basic concept and potential misinterpretations of the theory. Believing in the predictive value of the theory on firm performance, the authors then summarize and critique the research on how to enable potential disruptive innovation from internal, external, marketing and technology perspectives. The different perspectives inspired the authors to identify a number of key research directions within the disruptive innovation research domain. Potential future research is also briefly discussed by integrating disruptive innovation with other research domains, such as open innovation. Finally, in addition to theoretical contributions, the authors make practical contributions by outlining a series of potential inhibitors and enablers of disruptive innovation as managerial 'take-aways'. © 2009 The Authors. International Journal of Management Reviews © 2009 British Academy of Management and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: International Journal of Management Reviews
ISSN: 14608545
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2009.00272.x
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