This is a friendly reminder of the 5th meeting of  iSchool Innovation & 
Entrepreneurship Reading Group, Monday, 2/23, 2pm, in Hornbake 2116. 
Attached are the article we will discuss and its summary.

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Subject: 	Breakthrough & Dominant Design in Cycles of Innovations, 
Invitation #5
Date: 	Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:47:28 -0500
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Dear Colleague,

Peter Drucker said: "If the 20th century was one of social 
transformations, the 21st century needs to be one of social and 
political innovations." Leading and managing such innovations in the 
21st century require deep understanding of the constantly changing 
technologies that accompany, enable, or drive the innovations. 
Innovators and entrepreneurs need useful models of technological change 
to manage through periods of upheaval and transformation.

/Are there predictable patterns of innovation that recur time and time 
again in industry after industry? Which technological breakthroughs are 
competence-enhancing (i.e., building on existing knowhow)? Which ones 
are competence-destroying (i.e., obsolescing existing knowhow)? Whose 
design becomes dominant? When do leaders become losers?/ If these 
questions interest you, please join us on *Monday, February 23, 2-3 pm, 
in Hornbake 2116*, at the 5th meeting of the iSchool Innovation & 
Entrepreneurship Reading Group. Light, healthy refreshments will be 

On February 23, we will discuss the following article (attached for your 
personal use):
Anderson, P. and Tushman, M. L. "Managing Through Cycles of 
Technological Change," Research Technology Management (34:3), 1991, pp. 

Alisa Griffin from the Catholic University of America will lead the 

The iSchool Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group 
( aims to disseminate and advance knowledge 
of innovation and entrepreneurship. In Spring 2015, we meet on Mondays, 
2-3 pm to discuss classic and new articles on key issues in innovation 
and entrepreneurship, in conjunction with INST 621: Managing Digital 
Innovations in Organizations. All members (students, staff, and faculty) 
of the UMD community are welcome to attend any session. This group is 
sponsored by the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and 
Information (CASCI) and hosted by Dr. Ping Wang ([log in to unmask]). See our 
full schedule at .

Ping Wang, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, College Park