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dc.contributor.authorLamberg, Juha-Antti
dc.contributor.authorLaukia, Arjo
dc.contributor.authorOjala, Jari
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-05T05:02:25Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T21:45:03Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationLamberg, J.-A., Laukia, A., & Ojala, J. (2014). The anatomy and causal structure of a corporate myth: Nokia by the book. Management & Organizational History, 9 (3), 235-255. doi:10.1080/17449359.2013.862013
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_23254012
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_60859
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/43938
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we conceptualise explanations of company-specific commercial performance as corporate myths. To improve our understanding of anatomy and causal structure of corporate myths, we analyse publications that deal with Nokia’s historical transformation from a lossmaking 1980s conglomerate to a focused and successful telecommunications company in the early 1990s. From a corpus of related literature, 89 causal arguments are identified and analysed in terms of the logic of the arguments employed. The analysis shows that (1) most existing analyses offer either a specific or a biased explanation for Nokia’s success; (2) very few explanations are either plausible or logical; (3) it is most unlikely that another company would achieve the same outcomes even if exactly the same decisions were made. Even though combining and comparing different explanations does not enhance the validity of any specific historical interpretation of Nokia’s evolution or commercial success, it does offer an improved conceptual understanding of the ingredients found in corporate myths.fi
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseriesManagement & Organizational History
dc.subject.otherNokia
dc.subject.othernarratiivit
dc.subject.othermobile telephony
dc.subject.othernarratives
dc.titleThe anatomy and causal structure of a corporate myth: Nokia by the book
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201408052281
dc.contributor.laitosHistorian ja etnologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of History and Ethnologyen
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTaloushistoriafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineTaloustiedefi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEconomic Historyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEconomicsen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2014-08-05T03:30:04Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange235-255
dc.relation.issn1744-9359
dc.relation.numberinseries3
dc.relation.volume9
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2014 Taylor & Francis. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Taylor & Francis.
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dc.subject.ysopuhelimet
dc.subject.ysohistoria
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7090
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1780
dc.relation.doi10.1080/17449359.2013.862013


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