The Nostalgia Network: A Case Study of Friends Reunited

Laffey, D. (2006) The Nostalgia Network: A Case Study of Friends Reunited. Management Online Review (ESCP-EAP) . ISSN 1996-3300. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In the early years of the new millennia Friends Reunited became a dramatic addition to the popular culture of the United Kingdom. Friends Reunited was launched with minimal funding from a back room in London in 2000 offering a website which put old friends back in touch with each other. After a slow start growth was dramatic and Friends Reunited received wide coverage in the UK media. By 2005 it had 12 million members and was sold to the UK broadcaster ITV for £120 million. The case study analyses the entrepreneurs behind Friends Reunited, its start-up and rapid growth, the challenges it has faced and its future prospects. Analysis of the case requires the use of theory from strategy, entrepreneurship, economics and e-commerce.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Des Laffey
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2008 09:47
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2011 15:18
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10878 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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