A corporate history from a workers' perspective

This company profile provides an alternative corporate history of Nokia from a workers’ perspective. It analyses the adverse impacts of the developments in Nokia’s business strategy between 1998 and 2015, with a particular focus on the lives of Nokia workers in Reynosa (Mexico) and Sriperumbudur (India).

This report tracks the main decisions made by Nokia throughout three phases of its recent history: leading the mobile phone business (1998-2007), the years of decline (2007-2013) and the sale of Nokia’s mobile phone business to Microsoft (2013-2015).

The report illustrates how workers at Nokia’s manufacturing sites and its supplier companies were systematically unable to benefit from the company’s success, while facing the most difficult consequences of the company’s decline.

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