Wharton Webinar Series: Managing the Threat of Technological Disruption

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Wharton Alumni Relations is excited to bring you the next faculty webinar offered to our Wharton alumni community. 


Webinar Title: Managing the Threat of Technological Disruption

Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Webinar Time: 12 p.m. ET

Led By: Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce

Registration is available to Wharton Alumni by going here.

About this session:

Disruption as a term has come to be used so frequently that it has lost specific meaning. In this webinar, I bring precision to the term and focus on two specific questions. First, when a new technology is introduced to an industry, what are the conditions under which a previously successful incumbent is likely to falter as a result of technological change? I summarize the theory and evidence that best predicts this phenomenon, integrating it into a single framework. Second, what managerial actions are in shareholders’ interests for such an incumbent facing technological change? A key element of this analysis is that it considers the effectiveness of managerial policies prospectively across the entire set of threats that may emerge over time -- not just the few that did in hindsight result in true disruption.