The Smart Grid

Posted: 31 May 2012

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Rebecca M. Henderson

Harvard Business School; NBER

Noel Maurer

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Catherine Ross

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 19, 2010

Abstract

The development of the smart grid -- the integration of traditional elements of energy transmission and delivery with information technology -- heralds a new era in the power industry. Many new business opportunities will be created as the smart grid gets developed. What strategies should Cisco employ to become a leader in this industry? What obstacles and challenges must Cisco overcome to compete successfully in this new industry?

Learning Objective: To outline the complex strategic and economic issues that must be addressed if the smart grid is to become a reality.

Suggested Citation

Henderson, Rebecca M. and Maurer, Noel and Ross, Catherine, The Smart Grid (May 19, 2010). Harvard Business School Strategy Unit case no. 310-072. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2023297

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Noel Maurer

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Catherine Ross

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