Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
RingtoneExploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198777199

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198777199.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 December 2018

The Planetary Alignment Was Right

The Planetary Alignment Was Right

Chapter:
(p.15) 2 The Planetary Alignment Was Right
Source:
Ringtone
Author(s):

Keeley Wilson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777199.003.0002

This chapter provides an historical perspective on the growth of Nokia and the co-evolution of an emergent ICT cluster in Finland. It carefully distinguishes what is unique and idiosyncratic and what is generalizable from that co-evolution. It explores how Nokia’s early leaders relied on smart opportunism, rather than a grand strategy, to drive the firm’s adaptation from traditional industries to mobile telecoms, and how the group took advantage of unique features of the geopolitical, institutional, and industrial contexts of Finland post-World War II. It highlights the dominant logics and heuristics from formative experiences in the early evolution of the company.

Keywords:   Finnish context, internationalization, strategic opportunism, joint ventures, collaboration, innovation, governance, crisis, Nordic mobile telephone network

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .