Pushing technology to where the market will be: The case of Nokia

Pertti Kärkkäinen*, Tero Ojanperä

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Nokia has evolved to a digital convergence company. Its telecom past has taught it important lessons in the power of networking. It continues to value open standards while it pursues innovations in the evolving areas of mobile phones, networks, multimedia and enterprise solutions. Nokia Research Center has aligned its research to maintain leading edge competencies in the relevant technologies, at the same time addressing the market needs. The discussion of the case examples highlights the risks and opportunities of radical initiatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-216
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Management
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • Corporate research
  • Digital convergence
  • Innovation management
  • Networking effect
  • Real options
  • Role of standardisation and road maps in innovation
  • Strategic planning
  • Technology management


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