Alcatel, Lucent…Nokia: On the Road from 3 to 1 - The Leadership Challenges of Strategic Change

Published 24 Feb 2016
Reference 6169
Topic Strategy
Region Global
Length 27 page(s)
Language English

The telecommunications manufacturing industry has seen massive consolidation in the past 10 years. This is the story of how two major telecom providers, Alcatel and Lucent, merged and positioned themselves for the future. It focuses on the leadership challenges of the final years, just before the company was sold. Alcatel-Lucent was at high risk of failure around 2012, but it managed to find its way forward and create a new future with Nokia.

Teaching objectives

The focus of the case is on the ongoing challenges of strategic alignment: how senior leaders attempt to fit the organization to its strategy, and ultimately to the environment.

  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Fair Process Leadership
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Q21516
  • Corporate Governance
  • Value Creation, Strategy and Implementation
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