Purpose – Reviews the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoints practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings – What would you do if your company was operating in an industry that was exceeding analyst predictions to grow by 30‐40 per cent a year and where all your competitors were upbeat about the future? For Nokia, the answer was to plan for a slowdown. And thanks to its industry‐analysis modeling this strategy proved to be the right one as it emerged as one of the leading telecommunications providers in early 2000. Practical implications – Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations. Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.
Strategic Direction – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 23, 2008
Keywords: Market system; Mobile communication systems; Strategic management; Process management