“Disruptive innovation”: statistical comparison between cases and scholarly papers

To quote this study :
Thibault Schrepel, “Disruptive innovation”: statistical comparison between cases and scholarly papers, Revue Concurrentialiste, March 2014


This post is from our new series dedicated to statistical analyses of antitrust law. We called it: “Let’s Stat”.

Disruptive innovation


We entered the keywords “disruptive innovation” and “antitrust” on the WestLawNext search engine.


  • Here’s a great definition of what a “disruptive innovation” is, by Clayton M. Christensen (Harvard Business School professor): link. In few words, it is “an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology”.
  • This graphic tends to show that judges don’t attach importance to the quality of the innovation, while academics do (more and more).
  • WestLawNext does not gather all scholarly papers. However, we presume that WestLawNext papers are a representative sample of all papers written on the subject.

by Thibault Schrepel

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