VUCA and the future of the global mobile telco industry

Dasí, Àngels, Elter, Frank, Gooderham, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6397-5823 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, e-ISBN 9781838672553, e-ISBN 9781838672577. [Book Section] (doi:10.1108/S1745-886220190000014020)

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Abstract

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
Item ID: 27394
Notes on copyright: This is the accepted version of the manuscript "VUCA and the Future of the Global Mobile Telco Industry", published in the book "International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firms (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 14)" available via the book site at: https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-886220190000014020
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 07:57
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URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27394

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