When Companies Want to Innovate, But Investors Won’t Let Them

Bharadwaj, A and Mani, D and Nandkumar, A (2018) When Companies Want to Innovate, But Investors Won’t Let Them. Harvard Business Review. p. 924. ISSN 0017-8012

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Businesses understand the power of digital innovations to reshape industries and markets. Yet, time and again, they have struggled to innovate with new and disruptive technologies. Clayton Christensen and others argue that an incumbent’s failure has little to do with the newness or complexity of the technology. Rather, it is often their acute focus on the needs of the most important customers that places stringent limits on what they can and cannot pursue. Our research implicates another important stakeholder, the firm’s investors, who may keep businesses tethered to existing technologies. In theory, investor incentives align with what is good for the firm. In practice, we find important differences.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Business Innovation
Business Strategy
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 18:29
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2023 19:42
URI: https://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/1228

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