Digital Platforms as Sources for Organizational and Strategic Transformation: A Case Study of the Midblue Project

Resca, Andrea and Za, Stefano and Spagnoletti, Paolo (2013) Digital Platforms as Sources for Organizational and Strategic Transformation: A Case Study of the Midblue Project. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 8 (2). p. 71-84. ISSN 0718–1876.

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The paper is centered on the role of technology and specifically of IT in the recombination of the factors of production. Particularly, the objective is to see how this technology contributes to the formulation of business strategies, the outlining of organizational structures and the alignment with the business environment. A theoretical framework is proposed that combines three perspectives. The first perspective stresses the importance of digital architectures in the modalities through which firms organize for innovation. Second, organization as a platform outlines a scenario for generating multiple organizational forms based on recombination of existent resources, routines and transactions. Third, digital platforms are seen as determinant tools for a dematerialization process that consents to recombine the factors of production for achieving a competitive advantage. The Midblue project provides an illustrative example of how strategy, structure and information technology co-evolve in organizations and how digital platforms can trigger transformation at both strategic and organizational levels.


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Item Type: Article
Research documents and activity classification: Journal Articles > Articles > Articles published in or submitted to a Journal without IF refereed / of international relevance
Divisions: Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Platform, Digital product, Dematerialization process, Infrastructure, Ecogenesis.
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/08 Corporate Finance
DOI: 10.4067/S0718-18762013000200006
Deposited by: Paolo Spagnoletti
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 09:37
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 23:16


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