LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2015) - Disruptive innovation is a concept that has been flaunted time-and-again by companies whose aim it is to shake up the old order of things. And while some have made good use of underutilised resources and introduced game changing advances to their respective fields, others have used similar tactics to skirt regulation and lower costs. The new issue of European CEO takes a look at the challenges for regulators as they seek to differentiate between positive disruptors and those simply seeking to evade regulation.

The European CEO report asks whether disruptive innovation lives up to its billing as a force for progressive change, or whether the consequences too often outweigh the benefits. "The downside of disruptive innovation is that it's disruptive. Existing companies are damaged or destroyed, workers are dislocated, and cities and even nations can be negatively impacted - at least in the short run", says Steve King, Partner at Emergent Research, in an interview with European CEO.

The report delves into some of the industries that have experienced disruption on a massive scale, as well as the disruptors that are criticised and praised in equal measure for their contributions.

Also in the new issue of European CEO, we look at the lost legends of banking: the merchant banks that bankrolled the modern world and helped shape today's banking system. Elsewhere, European CEO analyses the rise of the low-cost supermarket in Europe, and the reasons why this no-frills approach has proven so successful.

For an insight into the innermost workings of European business, the new issue of European CEO contains the latest business and management, finance, and lifestyle stories, and takes a close look at what it takes to be a successful CEO in today's climate.

To read any of the stories mentioned above, alongside a string of others, the new issue of European CEO is available to read online and in print now.

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