Which of the following is NOT a trigger for discontinuous innovation?
Changes in political systems
Emergence of radical new technologies
Emergence of new fringe markets with different needs and expectations to the mainstream
Continuing developments along an established technological trajectory
Which of the following is NOT a helpful search strategy for picking up weak signals about discontinuities?
Use well-tried 'voice of the customer' tools to get market insights from existing customers
Which of the following statements would you expect to hear people saying in an organization which is well-prepared to deal with discontinuous innovation? (Several choices may be correct.)
The development of steam power in the Industrial Revolution was an example of discontinuous innovation.
Kondratiev waves are....
High surfing waves on the Kondratiev beaches in Georgia, much sought after by surfers
an observation about clusters of significant innovations and their radical impact originally made by a Russian economist
A sine wave in electrical engineering
A technique used in hairdressing
‘Strong ties’ – close and consistent relationships with regular partners in a network - are a key to successful discontinuous innovation.
'Stage gate' decision systems are essential to control risks in innovation projects. But sometimes they can be a problem in discontinuous innovation because they reject ideas which are highly speculative.
The growth in use of SMS - text messaging via mobile phones - is an example of a discontinuous innovation.
Which of the following could be argued NOT to be a discontinuous innovation?
The shift from fixed line to mobile telephony
The shift from face to face to online banking
The shift from 5.4 inch to 3.5 inch disc drives in computer storage
The shift from grinding and polishing to float glass manufacturing
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