IPRIA Seminar Series

Creative Destruction and Intellectual Property: What's an Incumbent to Do?

A recording of this seminar is now available

A free public seminar in Sydney and Melbourne, proudly presented by IPRIA in association with the UTS Business School and the Melbourne Business School.


In this seminar Professor Christopher Tucci will summarize research on creative destruction from technological change and present the dynamics of how new technology might influence intellectual property protection. He will also discuss incumbent response strategies, with examples from current research projects in the energy, military, and ICT sectors, among others.



Christopher L Tucci

Professor Christopher L Tucci is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. He received the Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His prior work experience was as an industrial computer scientist at Ford Aerospace, where he was involved in developing Internet protocols in the 1980s. Dr. Tucci’s primary area of interest is in technological change and how waves of technological changes influence entrant / incumbent dynamics. He is also studying how the technological changes brought about by the popularization of the Internet affect firms in different industries. He is the co-author of the books Nurturing Science-Based Ventures and Internet Business Models and Strategies, and has published articles in, among others, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Research Policy, Communications of the ACM, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.  In 2004, he was elected to the five-year division leadership track of the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division, serving as the Program Chair in 2005 and Division Chair in 2007.  In 2010, he was elected to the leadership track of the Strategic Management Society's Strategy & Entrepreneurship Division.


DATE: Wednesday 19 October 2011, 4pm - 5pm (Refreshments from 3:30pm)* Please note special time

VENUE: The Moot Court, Room B102, Block B (Law and Business Entrance), Building 5, Quay Street, HAYMARKET

COST: Free of charge



DATE: Thursday 20 October 2011, 6pm - 7pm (Refreshments from 5:30pm)

VENUE: Coles Theatre, Melbourne Business School, 200 Leceister Street, CARLTON

COST: Free of charge

Chris Tucci - Creative Destruction Part 1 (Concepts)

Chris Tucci - Creative Destruction Part 2 (Examples)


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