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Pathways to Developing Digital Capabilities within Entrepreneurial Initiatives in Pre-Digital Organizations : A Single Case Study

DOI zum Zitieren der Version auf EPub Bayreuth: https://doi.org/10.15495/EPub_UBT_00006081
URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-6081-2

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Keller, Robert ; Ollig, Philipp ; Rövekamp, Patrick:
Pathways to Developing Digital Capabilities within Entrepreneurial Initiatives in Pre-Digital Organizations : A Single Case Study.
In: Business & Information Systems Engineering. Vol. 64 (2022) . - pp. 33-46.
ISSN 1867-0202
DOI der Verlagsversion: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12599-021-00739-3

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To enable new digital business models, pre-digital organizations launch entrepreneurial initiatives. However, in developing the required digital capabilities, pre-digital organizations often face challenges as they are marked by the ways they have historically grown their organizational identity. Research on how pre-digital organizations can develop digital capabilities remains scarce. We draw on a single case study to illustrate potential pathways for the development of digital capabilities. We identify two key characteristics: the source of digital capability development and the set-up of the actors involved. We synthesize four possible pathway manifestations, discuss the dynamic nature of pathway combinations, and suggest that managing a portfolio of pathways may be crucial for pre-digital organizations. Therefore, our study contributes to a better understanding of digital transformation in pre-digital organizations. Furthermore, we provide guidance for practitioners to reflect on when deciding which pathways to follow.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Keywords: Digital Transformation; Digital Capabilities; Pre-Digital Organizations; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Organizational Identity
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-6081-2
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 09:15
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 09:15
URI: https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/6081


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