American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2024

  • Research Article

    Disruptive Product Innovations: A New Definition and Seven Theses

    Frank Koppenhagen*, Christoph Hubert Wecht, Tobias Held

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2024
    Pages: 19-27
    Received: 5 February 2024
    Accepted: 21 February 2024
    Published: 7 March 2024
    Abstract: The importance of disruptive product innovations is undisputed. However, the understanding of what constitutes a disruptive innovation varies widely in academic discourse. Therefore, this paper begins with a new definition of disruptive product innovation based on the design of the product innovation and its subsequent adoption by competitors. It t... Show More