Books for Critical Reviews
BSAD 8480, Economics of Technology
Prof. Art Diamond
The class on Friday, November 5th will be devoted mainly to the Christensen books, with the bulk of the time devoted to Christensen and Raynor’s The Innovatior’s Solution. In our chapter-by-chapter discussion of the book, we will incorporate the critical review presentations of students who are reviewing books that have been praised by Christensen and Raynor in a given chapter. The list below gives the chapter numbers, along with the critical reviews that will be presented as part of the discussion of each chapter.
After the books listed by chapter, is an alphabetical list of critical review books that were not mentioned by Christensen and Raynor. These will also be presented on November 5th, if time permits. But some or all of these may be held over until the November 12th class, if we need to, to complete our discussion of all three of the Christensen books.
Bower, Joseph L. Managing the Resource Allocation Process.
Burgelman, Robert. Strategy is Destiny.
Foster, Richard. Innovation: The
Rappaport, Alfred and
Michael J. Mauboussin. Expectations
Investing: Reading Stock Prices for
Zook, Chris and James
Allen. Profit from the Core.
Wheelwright, Steven C.
and Kim B. Clark. Revolutionizing New Product
Funk, Jeffrey Lee. The Mobile Internet: How
Porter, Michael. Competitive Advantage.
McCall, Morgan. High Flyers:
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders.
Schein, Edgar. Organizational Culture and Leadership.
Bhide, Amar. The Origin and Evolution of New Business.
The list below is an alphabetical list of critical review books chosen that are not directly related to Christensen. These will probably be presented on Friday, Nov. 5, but may be held over until Friday, Nov. 12, if we need the time on the 5th to complete discussion of all three Christensen books.
+Atkinson, William Illsey. Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small. Anacom, 2003. (ISBN: 0814471811) Pederson, A.
+Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.
+Hargadon, Andrew and Kathleen M.
Eisenhardt. How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising
Truth About How Companies Innovate.
(ISBN: 1578519047) Wageman, J.
+Nalebuff, Barry J. and Ian Ayres. Why
Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to
Solve Problems Big and Small.
+Sloan, Alfred P. My Years with General Motors. Viking, 1991 (with an introduction by Peter Drucker). [Bill Gates calls this “my favorite business book” in Business @ the Speed of Thought, 1999, p. 6] Cathala, D.
+Strauss, Steven D. The Big Idea: How Business Innovators Get Great Ideas to Market. Dearborn Trade, 2002 (highlighted on CNBC on 7/19/02) Oberto, G.