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Incumbent inertia in light of disruptive change in the airline industry: causal factors and top management moderators

  • Oliver Viellechner addresses the response behavior of incumbent firms when facing discontinous change by innovative business models. Almost always, this entails a problem of inertia, i.e. the sluggishness of incumbent response due to insecurity in deciding on an adequate response strategy. Viellechner iestigates the disruptive change in the European airline industry during the 1990s, when low-cost airlines severely challenged established carriers. By conducting four case studies, he identifies new causes of inertia and reveals the role of top management teams in improving incumbent firms' responsiveness.

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author:Oliver Viellechner
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship
Year of Completion:2010
Diss. Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL), 2010. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verl., 2010 (ISBN 978-3-8382-0153-5)