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Title: How incumbents manage waves of disruptive innovations: an exploratory analysis of the global music industry
Authors: Urbinati, Andrea
Chiaroni, Davide
Chiesa, Vittorio
Franzò, Simone
Frattini, Federico
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: World Scientific
Bibliographic citation: Urbinati Andrea, et al. (2019), How incumbents manage waves of disruptive innovations: an exploratory analysis of the global music industry. In: International journal of innovation and technology management, vol. 16, n. 1, 2019, p. 1-23. Published electronically, 20 June 2018. ISSN 0219-8770. E-ISSN 1793-6950. DOI 10.1142/S0219877019500068.
Abstract: Innovation scholars have paid special attention on the managerial approaches that incumbents should adopt to promptly respond to the emergence of disruptive innovations. These approaches include, among the others, the use of open innovation or the establishment of ambidextrous organizations. However, this body of research has not analyzed how incumbents use these approaches over time, although they are very often confronted with waves of disruptive innovations that cyclically take place along the lifecycle of an industry. This paper looks into this issue through a historical analysis of the global music industry. For each of the three waves of disruptive innovations that have hit this industry over the last 15 years (i.e. digital music distribution, permanent digital download and music streaming), we analyze the reactions of incumbents in terms of managerial approaches they adopted to respond to the emergence of the disruptive innovation. Therefore, we develop a model suggesting how incumbents evolve over time their responses to cycles of disruptive technological changes.
URI: http://arl.liuc.it/dspace/handle/2468/6055
Journal/Book: International journal of innovation and technology management
ISSN: 0219-8770
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