The Emergence of Disruption

Buchta, Christian and Meyer, David and Mild, Andreas and Pfister, Alexander and Taudes, Alfred (2002) The Emergence of Disruption. Working Papers SFB "Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science", 90. SFB Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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We study the influence of technological efficiency and organizational inertia on the emergence of competition when firms decide myopically. Using an agent-based computer simulation model, we observe the competitive reaction of a former monopolist to the advent of a new competitor. While the entrant uses a new technology, the monopolist is free either to stick to his former technology or to switch to the new one. We find that?irrespective of details regarding the demand side?a change of industry leadership occurs only if the new (?disruptive?) technology is not too efficient and organizations are inert. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: strategic management / organizational decision making / disruptive technologies / agent-based simulations
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft
Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Produktionsmanagement > Taudes
Departments > Marketing > Service Marketing und Tourismus
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2003 09:20
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41


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