Essays on The Changes at Nokia Case Study

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The paper 'The Changes at Nokia" is a good example of a management case study. In any organization today, change is bound to occur. These organizational changes might be experienced in the form of technological changes, strategic changes, missionary changes, changes in attitudes and behaviors of personnel, and operational changes which may include structural changes (Sadowski and Dittrich 2003, 125). Organizational change management approaches and processes have been designed by scholars and researchers to help organizations to manage change well and still remain effective while undergoing major or minor changes. Change has become a crucial phenomenon that needs to be addressed by the management teams in many organizations today (Afuah 2000, 390).

Organizations that manage their changes have proven to be more effective and efficient in service delivery and performance. It is usually impossible for any organization to ignore the change. Organizations are also faced with numerous organizational challenges that they need to address. These challenges may range from fading away in the market as a result of competition, labor shortage, high staff turnover, cultural and workforce diversity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, and strategic management among many others (Taylor and Hansen 2002, 1225).

All these management challenges need to be addressed and countered by proper strategic management decisions so as to ensure that a business continues to thrive despite the many problems it faces. Strategic management decisions are a crucial part of managing the change process in any organization and in addressing management challenges. This paper is a business report that reflects the findings of a case study done on the Nokia Corporation addressing the challenges faced in the smartphone market.

This essay outlines the implications that management challenges may have on the Nokia Corporation and strategic management decisions that Nokia can consider so as to effectively deal with the change processes that it is currently undergoing (Nokia 2007). Introduction The Nokia Corporation is a multinational communications company of Finnish origin that dates back to 1865 and has its headquarters in Keilaniemi, Epsoo, which is a city in Finland, next to its capital Helsinki. Nokia deals with the manufacture of mobile devices and is also a key player in the communications and the internet industry.

Currently, Nokia operates in over 120 countries worldwide and has employed over 132, 000, personnel in these countries.  

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