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The Defense of Disruptive Technologies

  • David Meyer
  • Christian Buchta
  • Andreas Mild
  • Alfred Taudes
Conference paper
Part of the Agent-Based Social Systems book series (ABSS, volume 1)

Summary

We present an extension to an existing work that investigates conditions for “disruptive technologies” to cause the failure of a former monopolist (incumbent) to the advent of new firm (entrant). This paper shows that 1. the forecast of the positions of the entrant technology allows the incumbent to detect threatening entrant technologies, and 2. cloning the entrant firm allows the incumbent to participate in the new market and assures the survival of the incumbent firm group.

Key words

strategic management organizational decision making disruptive technologies agent-based simulations 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Meyer
    • 1
  • Christian Buchta
    • 2
  • Andreas Mild
    • 3
  • Alfred Taudes
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsVienna University of Economics and Business AdministrationVienna
  2. 2.Department of Tourism and Leisure StudiesVienna University of Economics and Business AdministrationVienna
  3. 3.Department of Production ManagementVienna University of Economics and Business AdministrationVienna

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