VUCA and the future of the global mobile telco industry

Dasí, Àngels, Elter, Frank, Gooderham, Paul and Pedersen, Torben (2019) VUCA and the future of the global mobile telco industry. In: International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firms. van Tulder, Rob, Verbeke, Alain and Jankowska, Barbara, eds. Progress in International Business Research, 14 . Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 383-401. ISBN 9781838672560. (Accepted/In press)

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The disruption global digitally based firms are imposing on the positions of established multinational telcos is not just in degree, but also in kind. As such, the telcos are entering a period of VUCA. Although digitally based competitors could suffer from liabilities of ‘outsidership’, employing the telco Telenor as a case, we argue that the physical presence of telcos in local markets will be insufficient to avoid a future as utilities or dumb-pipes. One significant issue as they confront VUCA is therefore whether telcos are able to develop and apply dynamic capabilities.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Part V. Contemporary Management Perspectives in IB Research; Chapter 19
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 07:57
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