Friday, April 4, 2014

Skype: A Case Study of How Skype Derived “Place Surplus” in the Estonian Capital of Tallinn

MAHROUM Sami, SCOTT Elizabeth
©2014 INSEAD Case Study
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An Estonian success story, this case examines why Skype's Scandinavian founders chose Tallinn to establish their hi-tech start-up. We investigate the factors that contributed to their choice of location and the subsequent success of the venture. Skype's journey is discussed against the backdrop of post-Soviet Estonia’s economic and industrial resurrection.