Clayton Christensen

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Clayton Christensen
Christensen at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2013
Born(1952-04-06)April 6, 1952
DiedJanuary 23, 2020(2020-01-23) (aged 67)
Alma materBrigham Young University (B.A.)
University of Oxford (M.Phil.)
Harvard University (MBA, DBA)
Known for"Disruption" and "disruptive innovation" concepts, The Innovator's Dilemma

Clayton Magleby Christensen (April 6, 1952 – January 23, 2020) was an American academic, businessman, and religious leader. He was the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. He was best known for his theory of "disruptive innovation". His best known work is the 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma.[1]

Christensen was also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors.

Christensen died on January 23, 2020 from leukemia treatment-related problems in Boston at the age of 67.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wolfe, Alexandra (30 September 2016). "Clayton Christensen Has a New Theory". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  2. Walch, Tad (24 January 2020). "Clayton Christensen dies at 67 after lifetime of business, spiritual influence". Deseret News. Retrieved 24 January 2020.