Disruptions, Business Model Innovations and Demand-Side Transitions in Industry Evolution in Emerging Markets: The Case of China’s Mobile Handset Industry

Using an industry case of China's mobile handset evolution between 1998 and 2008, we aim to answer an important question: Why have, in recent years, emerging countries, as technological followers, witnessed more frequent disruptions and experienced faster industry evolution than their Western counterparts. This research is funded by the China Natural Science Foundation grant.