Disruptive innovations in complex product systems industries: A case study

Dedehayir, Ozgur, Nokelainen, Tomi, & Mäkinen, Saku J. (2014) Disruptive innovations in complex product systems industries: A case study. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 33, pp. 174-192.

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We propose that disruptive changes pertaining to complex product systems (CoPS) will yield a different set of characteristics than those traditionally observed for commodity products, and seek evidence for this proposition in a case study of the Flash Converting technology, a disruptive CoPS innovation in the copper production industry. Our results show that unlike disruptions in commodity product industries, the incumbent CoPS technology does not overshoot mainstream market performance demand. Also, the disruptive CoPS innovation:

(i) is not nurtured in low-end niche markets;

(ii) initially satisfies mainstream market performance demand, and;

(iii) has higher unit price than the incumbent technology.

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ID Code: 85631
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Complex Product Systems, Disruptive Innovation, Case Study, Copper Production
DOI: 10.1016/j.jengtecman.2014.06.002
ISSN: 09234748
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2015 05:52
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2015 02:11

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