Disruptive Technologies

In his 1997 best-selling book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen described disruptive technology as a new technology that unexpectedly displaces an established technology. Christensen stated that new technologies can be separated into two categories: sustaining and disruptive. Sustaining technology relies on incremental improvements to an already established technology. Disruptive technology often…