Alcatel, France Telecom and the French Government

Published 01 Jan 1994
Reference 4262
Region Europe

The case focuses on the transformation of the relations between Alcatel, France Télécom (the public telecommunications network operator) and the French Government between 1974 and 1993.

Teaching objectives

To underline the increasing limits of state intervention in the traditionally state-dominated tele-communications sector, and how (effective) political action may be indispensable to realisation of corporate goals.