“Ringtone” by INSEAD’s Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson wins prestigious Academy of Management’s 2018 George R. Terry Book Award

Middle East, Asia, Europe
12 August 2018

At the Academy of Management’s 2018 meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 12 August 2018, it was announced that the winner of the annual George R. Terry Book Award for best management book over the past two years was “Ringtone: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones” by INSEAD’s Professor Yves Doz and senior researcher Keeley Wilson.

In selecting ‘Ringtone’ the judging committee noted “the depth of the case study, the scholarly argument and the insightful account explaining the rise and fall of Nokia”.

However, Ringtone is much more than a book about Nokia.  As other reviewers have commented, the lessons put forward in Ringtone are critical and of relevance to most companies today: Robert Burgelman of Stanford University wrote, “Their book will become an indispensable reference for the study of managerial responses to technological disruption”, while according to Ranjay Gulati of Harvard Business School, “By showcasing the enablers and disablers of this once powerful company, readers can perhaps learn to achieve the elusive goal of building organisations that last!”

About the George R. Terry Book Award:

The Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award is conferred annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the global advancement of management knowledge during the last two years.  Books that contribute to the advancement of management theory, conceptualisation, research, or practice are eligible for this prestigious award. To be considered for the award, submissions must be authored books published within the preceding two years.

About Ringtone:

In less than three decades, Nokia emerged from Finland to lead the mobile phone revolution. It grew to have one of the most recognisable and valuable brands in the world and then fell into decline, leading to the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft. Ringtone explores and analyses that journey and distils observations and learning points for anyone keen to understand how the interplay between strategic insights, organisational choices, behaviour and emotional engagement can drive competitive outcomes both good and bad.

Ringtone opens the proverbial “black box” of why and how things actually happen at the top of organizations. It offers valuable lessons for managers, executives and corporate strategists. It is a must read for anyone wanting to either forge or maintain a leading position in their industry in light of the rapid advancement of technology, market change and growing complexities. ­­

To find out more about the book, visit here.  

About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), INSEAD's business education and research spans three continents. The school’s 145 renowned Faculty members from 40 countries inspire more than 1,400 degree participants annually in its MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Master in Finance, Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 10,000 executives participate in INSEAD's executive education programmes each year.

In addition to INSEAD's programmes on its three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago; the Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC and the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York; and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Asia, INSEAD partners with School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. INSEAD is a founding member in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

INSEAD became a pioneer of international business education with the graduation of the first MBA class on the Fontainebleau campus in Europe in 1960. In 2000, INSEAD opened its Asia campus in Singapore. And in 2007 the school began an association in the Middle East, officially opening the Abu Dhabi campus in 2010.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all its programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly "The Business School for the World”.

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