Gales of Creative Destruction and the Opportunistic Hurricane: the case of Electric Vehicles in California. / Pilkington, Alan; Dyerson, Romano.

In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2005, p. 391-408.

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This paper explores the introduction of electric vehicles in response to Californian regulatory pressures as an example of a disruptive technology. The central thesis is that this disruption may open the automobile market to new entrants but only if they collaborate with incumbent automobile manufacturers. This appears to support Schumpeter’s argument that large incumbent firms possess innovation advantages over the small entrepreneurial entrant. However, these innovatory advantages lie in the downstream complementary assets required for success in the automobile market. %Z article %U
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-408
JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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