When a disruptive innovation is launched, it changes the entire industry and every firm operating within in This book argues that it is possible to predict which companies will win and which will lose in a specific situationâ€”and provides a practical framework for doing so. Most books on innovationâ€”including Christensenâ€™s previous two booksâ€”approached innovation from the inside-out, showing firms how they can create innovations inside their own companies. This book is written from an â€œoutside-inâ€ perspective, showing how executives, investors, and analysts can assess the impact of a new innovation on the firms they have a vested interest in.
The Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation , and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future. Through an examination of Harvard and BYU-Idaho as well as other stories of innovation in higher education, Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring decipher how universities can find innovative, less costly ways of performing their uniquely valuable functions.