Book: Innovator's Dilemma
A 1997 book that apparently coined the phrase "disruptive technology". Supposedly, a disruptive technology is "a lower performance or less expensive product or process that gains a foothold in the low end, less demanding part of an existing market, and then successively moves up-market through performance improvements until finally displacing the market incumbents. Disruptive technologies are usually introduced to the market by small startup enterprises." (from Wikipedia)
Available in the U Wilson Library. Details:
Author Christensen, Clayton M.
Title The innovator’s dilemma : when new technologies cause great firms to fail / Clayton M. Christensen.
Published Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, c1997.
Series ( The management of innovation and change series)
TC Wilson Library HD53 .C49 1997 Regular Loan
On a related note: Iowa professor Gerry McKiernan's post on Disruptive Scholarship is an interesting read.