Wharton Webinar: Managing the Threat of Technological Disruption

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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EFeldmanNBheadshot_(002).jpgThis webinar is part of the Wharton Alumni Webinar Series in an effort to offer life-long learning opportunities to alumni. The webinar is provided at no cost to club members.

Wharton Alumni Relations is excited to bring you the next faculty webinar for the 2018 season offered to our Wharton alumni community. Through March 26, registration is open EXCLUSIVELY to members of the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association. If you are not already a member of our club, we encourage you to join and take advantage of this valuable benefit.

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Webinar Title:  Managing the Threat of Technological Disruption

Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Webinar Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

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

Cost: FREE to current WHCMAA club members 

Pre-registration is available now for current WHCMAA members!   Space is limited so register today!

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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.