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value chain analysis: Porter, Michael E.
 

value chain analysis

Porter, Michael E.

  • topic: finance & accounting, marketing & sales, org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1985
Michael Porter published the Value Chain Analysis in 1985 as a response to criticism that his Five Forces framework lacked an implementation methodology that bridged the gap between internal capabilities and opportunities in the competitive landscape. This framework focused on industry attractiveness as a determinant of the profit potential of all companies...
 
technology typology: Perrow, Charles B.
 

technology typology

Perrow, Charles B.

  • topic: org. design & development and technology & operations
  • period: 1970
The American sociologist, Charles Perrow, developed a classification scheme based on the knowledge required to operate technology. Technology is an important factor in contingency theory. It assumed that the type of technology determines an organisation's most effective structure and success in the market. Perrow used two dimensions to create his typology....
 
contractual organisation: Handy, Charles B.
 

contractual organisation

Handy, Charles B.

  • topic: org. design & development and personnel management
  • period: 1976
In his work, "Understanding Organisations", the British management writer, Charles Handy, listed over sixty factors that influence the effectiveness of organisations. For Handy, work motivation is one of the key variables of organisational performance and he introduced the concept 'motivation calculus' to better understand this variable. His motivation formula...
 
disruptive innovation: Christensen, Clayton M.
 

disruptive innovation

Christensen, Clayton M.

  • topic: innovation & risk, strategic management and technology & operations
  • period: 1997
Christensen's disruptive innovation model, published in 1997, provides an explanation for the inability of well-managed, industry-leading companies to stay atop of their industry when confronted with new, ground breaking technological innovations. Clayton M. Christensen is an associate professor at Harvard Business School. His research...