Nortel Networks: How Innovation and Vision Created a Network Giant

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Praise for Nortel Networks How Innovations and Vision Created a Network Giant "Nortel rising from Canadian industrial age corporation to a global network powerhouse is a fabulous story of determination and foresight, and new business modal innovation. MacDonald shows why Nortel will remain pre–eminent in the brutally competitive digital economy." –Don Tapscott, Chair, Digital 4Sight, and Author of Paradigm Shift, The Digital Economy, Growing Up Digital, and Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs "Few companies are changing the world today. Nortel is one of them–and has been for generations. This is a human adventure of corporate renewal–about visionary leaders who transform today′s success into tomorrow′s innovation." – E. F. Peter Newson, Associate Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario "MacDonald′s book fills a critical gap in the history of Canadian telecommunications. His Nortel Networks is a valuable and extremely readable chronicle of the remarkable transformation of a sleepy telephone manufacturer into Canada′s most valuable corporation." –Lawrence Surtees, research analyst, IDC Canada Ltd., and former telecommunications reporter. The Globe and Mail Visit Our Companion Website at www.wiley.com/canada/nortelnetworks

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"Nortel rising from Canadian industrial age corporation to a global network powerhouse is a fabulous story of determination and foresight, and new business modal innovation. MacDonald shows why Nortel will remain pre–eminent in the brutally competitive digital economy. "
Don Tapscott, Chair, Digital 4Sight, and Author of Paradigm Shift, The Digital Economy, Growing Up Digital, and Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs

"Few companies are changing the world today. Nortel is one of them and has been for generations. This is a human adventure of corporate renewal about visionary leaders who transform today s success into tomorrow s innovation."
E. F. Peter Newson, Associate Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario

"MacDonald s book fills a critical gap in the history of Canadian telecommunications. His Nortel Networks is a valuable and extremely readable chronicle of the remarkable transformation of a sleepy telephone manufacturer into Canada s most valuable corporation."
Lawrence Surtees, research analyst, IDC Canada Ltd., and former telecommunications reporter. The Globe and Mail

"Vision. That is what defines Nortel;s history. This company is a global powerhouse and one of the select few that are redefining the way that information is shared. If you want to read a great business story, look no further."
Roger G. Ackerman, Chairman and CEO, Corning Inc.

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Nortel Networks is one of the longest-running technology growth stories. In a volatile industry sector, where growth is often a mercurial flash in the pan, the company has an amazing record of staying power and success. It has been around for over a century and has successfully made the transition from old technology to new technology several times, emerging as a world leader in the telecommunications industry. This work examines the technical innovations and the people that have contributed to Nortel's long success - from Alexander Graham Bell and the origins of Nortel as the manufacturing arm of Bell Telephone, to production of the manually-operated telephone switchboards of the 1890's and today's digital switches.

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