Microsoft Puts A Ring On Nokia, But Will It Last?

N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management

Almost exactly a year ago, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop shared the stage with Microsoft CEO Ballmer to talk up their mobile ambitions at a much-hyped partnership event in New York…

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“Elop as a possible CEO to succeed Ballmer is risky as his experience is rather limited and Microsoft’s future should focus on a much more expansive view of how software drives the future of business and society. Ballmer seems to be solidifying his devices-plus-services strategy by looking backward rather than towards the future.”

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