How and Why Communications Industry Suppliers Get "Squeezed Out" Now, and the Next Phase

19 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2006

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Louis-Francois Pau

Copenhagen Business School (CBS); Rotterdam School of Management; L.M. Ericsson; GIBS

Date Written: 28 2003 4,


The communications systems, terminals , software and deployment service, industries ,have undergone the past ten years a significant technological internal evolution and external revolution at customer end (such as Internet ,Mobile networks and terminals, Broadband,..). Very little management research has studied their financial survivability irrespective of changes in demand volumes in the present technological /organizational cycle . This paper analyzes the implications of genuine open mandated communications standards ,of higher product volumes , of very high R&D , of the larger use of sourced /purchased technologies ,and of contract manufacturing . The methodology used is equilibrium analyses . Two specific areas will be mentioned as examples .The paper also shows how eventually those industries in a later cycle will bounce back .

Keywords: communication's industry, communicatons industry suppliers, business processes, intellectual property, competence, customer bases

JEL Classification: M, L96

Suggested Citation

Pau, Louis-Francois, How and Why Communications Industry Suppliers Get "Squeezed Out" Now, and the Next Phase (28 2003 4,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-033-LIS, Available at SSRN:

Louis-Francois Pau (Contact Author)

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