The Nokia Revolution

Steinbock, Dan
January 2001
Nokia Revolution - Business Book Summaries;2001, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1
Book Summary
Book Summary
The Nokia Corporation is the world&x2019;s leading mobile phone maker and the pioneer of the mobile Internet. Yet, because little is known about Nokia, Steinbock offers, what he considers, &x201c; the first comprehensive strategic study of this extraordinary, but enigmatic company. &x201d; According to the author, every company is shaped by its industry structure, and Nordic public policies contributed to a favorable industry environment, but it was innovative companies like Nokia and Ericsson that made the environment a source of competitive advantage. In 1865, Nokia began as a small Finnish pulp mill, but in the late 1890s the company decided to diversify into electrical power and built a water-driven power station close to the mill, garnering the Finnish Rubber Works (FRW) as a new customer. From the 1920s to the 1960s, open-wire cables, power cables, telephone cables, and telephone equipment drove Nokia&x2019; s growth.


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