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Insights into relationships between disruptive technology/innovation and emerging technology: A bibliometric perspective

Munan Li, Alan L. Porter and Arho Suominen

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2018, vol. 129, issue C, 285-296

Abstract: “Disruptive technology & disruptive innovation” have been of scholarly interest for years, but there is still a need to better understand the nature of disruptions and their relationship to emerging technology processes. This paper pursues these issues by analyzing the interplay of technological emergence, disruption, and innovation. Applying bibliometric methods, the paper explores the conceptual foundations, themes, and research communities within these research domains. The results highlight the multiple theoretical foundations of research around technological change processes, disruption, and emergence. These differences among the domains invite conceptual cross-fertilization and consideration of interdisciplinary approaches to technological (and commercial) emergence.

Keywords: Disruptive technology; Disruptive innovation; Emerging technology; Bibliometric analysis; Co-citation; Bibliographic coupling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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