Clayton M. Christensen
Mr. Christensen is a professor at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in Technology & Operations Management and General Management. His research and writing interests focus on the management of technological innovation, developing organizational capabilities, and finding new markets for new technologies.
Prior to joining the HBS faculty, Mr. Christensen served as Chairman and President of Ceramics Process Systems Corporation (CPS), which he co-founded with several MIT professors in 1984. Prior to this, he worked as a Consultant and Project Manager with the Boston Consulting Group. In 1982 Mr. Christensen was named a White House Fellow, and served through 1983 as assistant to U.S. Transportation Secretaries Drew Lewis and Elizabeth Dole.
Mr. Christensen was awarded a DBA from the Harvard Business School in 1992. He received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1979, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar. Mr. Christensen also holds an M.Phil.in economics from Oxford University (1977), where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar and a BA with highest honors in economics from Brigham Young University (1975). His book, The Innovatorís Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, won the 1997 Global Business Book Award for the best business book published in 1997.