Use the following to find articles in the business literature on business disrupters, predictions of where the next disrupters will emerge, etc. These databases will cover basic business sources like Forbes, Harvard Business Review, the Economist, Money, Fortune, etc. There's also the complete list of Business Databases.
Grey literature is materials and research produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and distribution channels. Examples of grey (gray) literature include technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers, some official publications, etc.
A white paper is a persuasive essay that uses facts and logic to promote a certain product, service, or viewpoint. The content provides useful information for people who want to understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision. (From: thatwhitepaperguy.com)
Just about every industry can have white papers, so in addition to the resources below, consider a Google search with "white papers" X (where X is your topic; e.g. "white papers" lasers; "white papers" 5g.
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