For Nortel, it’s veni, vidi, build strong R&D, then vici – Gordon Pitts

From The Globe and Mail: THE CHALLENGE Create competitive presence in China THE LESSON Enter for the lower costs; stay for output quality; expand for innovation

Among the demons stalking Networks Corp., the scariest are not angry investors or cranky financial analysts, but a bright-eyed young Chinese engineer named Eddie.

Eddie, 27, is a technical support engineer for Nortel’s Chinese rival ZTE Corp. — one of 5,000 research and development boffins who work in a sprawling campus on the outskirts of Shanghai.


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