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Architectural innovation and SAIL’s strategic response
Published in Sage
2011
Pages: 155 - 178
Abstract

The present work draws its inspiration from the seminal work on Architectural Innovation by Henderson and Clark (1990). While revisiting that work we felt that contextuality may have overtly influenced the concept development. To elaborate, the semi-conductor photolithographic alignment equipment industry was characterized by small players. This meant that the players were not characterized by adequate resources to sustain successive rounds of creative destruction (Schumpeter, 1950). Thus financial resource constraints, leading to inadequate R&D manpower, more than organizational inertia, may have forced firms to conform to dominant design (Utterback and Abernathy, 1975).

Second, the industry chosen, operated under a dynamic environment with four waves of architectural innovations hitting it in about two decades. ...

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JournalData powered by TypesetTowards the Next Orbit: A Corporate Odyssey
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