Beyond the Life Cycle: Organizational and Technological Design. I. An Alternative Perspective
The Journal of Product Innovation, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1985
Posted: 11 Jun 2011
Date Written: 1985
The lift cycle model has become part of the everyday vocabulary of management and is used as a rough simplification of rather complex phenomena. Chris DeBresson and Joseph Lampel have undertaken a thorough re-examination of the underlying assumptions of the model and propose a reformulation that they believe gives a better approximation of the dynamics of technological and organizational change. The basis for their reformulation is a survey of 4000 British and Canadian innovations in many industries over some 30 years.
Keywords: technology life-cycle, dominant design
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