Receiving the best paper award at International Conference on Innovation and Management. Hawaii 2014
The Dark Side of Innovation (August 2013, Brigantine Media)
This book spotlights profit-destroying innovations and the special cognitive and organizational challenges they pose for managers at incumbent firms. Drawing on fascinating developments in the field of decision theory, as well as extensive research into firms like Kodak, Citibank, Microsoft, Gillette, and Duracell, it shows how rogue innovations have often confused and paralyzed managers at top companies, and led these companies down the path of destruction.
It shows that by becoming aware of profit-destroying inventions, and by adopting a disciplined approach, managers at incumbent firms can overcome natural blind spots in their strategic decision-making. They can spot rogue innovations early and navigate creative, new paths that use such innovations to sustain and even create value. The target audience of this book is business leaders.
Chopra, A. (2007). Inter-temporal Effect of Technological Capabilities on Firm Performance: a Longitudinal Study of the U.s. Computed Tomography Industry (1972-2002). Dissertation, Ph.D.
Duke University, 2007
Speaking at various events