Iqbal Quadir, a former New York investment banker, set to bring on universal telecommunications service in his native Bangladesh. He was convinced that GSM, the same advanced wireless technology, the developed countries had invaded Europe also the right solution for Bangladesh. He gathered a critical group of partners in a venture, GrameenPhone, the Scandinavian telecom operators, Grameen Bank, the microfinance pioneer, Bangladesh Railways and a Japanese securities company name. E. .. Read more »

Iqbal Quadir, a former New York investment banker, set to bring on universal telecommunications service in his native Bangladesh. He was convinced that GSM, the same advanced wireless technology, the developed countries had invaded Europe also the right solution for Bangladesh. He gathered a critical group of partners in a venture, GrameenPhone, the Scandinavian telecom operators, Grameen Bank, the microfinance pioneer, Bangladesh Railways and a Japanese securities company name. Each partner brought a different way to the venture, but the coalition was fundamentally unstable. Quadir was before roadblocks, no matter which way he turned in his quest to mount on the venture. He was banking job to a point where rational decision seemed to be to leave the venture and be safe investment. This case highlights the role of bottlenecks and constraints in sparking innovation in business models through the creative entrepreneur.
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Bhaskar Chakravorti,
David Lane
Source: Harvard Business School
17 pages.
Publication Date: Mar 08, 2010. Prod #: 810075-PDF-ENG
Looking for opportunities in Adversity: Iqbal Quadir and Grameenphone (A) HBR case solution

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