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

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Chris DeBresson

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - School of Business and Management

Joseph Lampel

Alliance Manchester Business School

Date Written: 1985

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

DeBresson, Chris and Lampel, Joseph, Beyond the Life Cycle: Organizational and Technological Design. I. An Alternative Perspective (1985). The Journal of Product Innovation, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1985, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1862663

Chris DeBresson

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - School of Business and Management ( email )

Canada

Joseph Lampel (Contact Author)

Alliance Manchester Business School ( email )

Harold Hankins Building
room 9.21
London, Choose a State M15 6PB
United Kingdom
0161-820-8344 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/joseph.lampel/furtherinformation

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