Martin W. Wallin (Ph.D., Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) is an associate professor at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research focuses on the organizational and motivational implications of open innovation and his work has appeared in MIS Quarterly, Research Policy, Technovation, R&D Management, and Organizational Dynamics.

The Limits of Industry-Centered Strategic Thinking in an Era of Convergence

A decade ago, when purchasing a new cellphone,informed customers would likely choose between Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, or perhaps even Siemens. Today, youngsters, hipsters, techies and executives alike opt for Apple, Samsung and LG. What happened?