Digital platforms as enablers for digital transformation

Mokter Hossain, Astrid Heidemann Lassen

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Digital platforms offer new ways for organizations to collaborate with the external environment for ideas, technologies, and knowledge. They provide new possibilities and competence but they also bring new challenges for organizations. Understanding the role of these platforms in digital transformation is crucial. This study aims at exploring how organizations are driven towards transformation in various ways to embrace digital platforms for ideas, technologies, and knowledge. It shows the opportunities and challenges digital platforms bring in organizations. It also highlights underlying mechanisms and potential outcomes of various digital platforms. The contribution of the submission is valuable for scholars to understand and further explore this area. It provides insight for practitioners to capture value through digital platforms and accelerate the pace of organizations’ digital transformation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date18 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2017
EventThe XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference 2017: Composing the Innovation Symphony - Wienna, Austria
Duration: 18 Jun 201721 Jun 2017


ConferenceThe XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference 2017
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  • digital platforms; digitization; enablers; knowledge management; open innovation


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