Sticking to your knitting or changing business model? Discontinuities and capabilities in electrical power generation equipment manufacturing
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We study distributed electricity generation as a potential technological discontinuity, and the response strategies pursued by incumbent electrical manufacturers in the face of this threat. A discontinuity grid is developed, where we position various technological response strategies. The empirical study shows that the major firms are undertaking different response strategies. We discuss this heterogeneity as a consequence of divergent capability endowments and the uncertainty prevailing. We also suggest technology acquisition to be easier than technology exploitation for incumbent firms.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89681OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-89681DiVA: diva2:608885