MEDIA ADVISORY: Key lessons learned from the demise of Nortel

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

The University of Ottawa invites members of the media to a press conference to highlight some of the 100+ key lessons learned from the demise of Nortel. Three years ago, an interdisciplinary team of University of Ottawa professors from the Telfer School of Management, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Law set out to learn about corporate failure based on the demise of Nortel, once Canada's largest company.

WHAT:  Key lessons learned from the demise of Nortel
WHEN:  Noon on Monday, March 17, 2014
WHERE: Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa – 4th Floor, Room 4101 (Map)

A panel moderated by Professor Jonathan Calof of the Telfer School of Management will include Jean Monty, CEO of Nortel Networks from 1993 to 1997 among the participants. Panel members will discuss the study and report on what has been learned after completing hundreds of interviews, surveys and literature reviews.

As part of the study, the research group interviewed key customers, competitors and partners in Canada, the United States and Europe as well as politicians and government officers, leading industry consultants, Nortel-knowledgeable journalists, academics involved with Nortel and most of its major competitors.

Additional information: sites.telfer.uottawa.ca/nortelstudy/

Information for media

Kina Leclair
Media Relations Officer
Office: 613-562-5800 (2529)
Cell.: 613-762-2908
kleclair@uOttawa.ca

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