Supporting the Development and Implementation of a Digitalization Strategy in SMEs through a Lightweight Architecture-based Method

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Like larger companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to develop and implement a digitalization strategy. However, they face specific challenges such as a lack of IT know-how, relevant market information and appropriate methods for developing a strategy. Following the Action Design Research method and in cooperation with two medium sized companies, we started to develop a lightweight, architecture-based method for the development and implementation of digitalization strategies in SMEs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation Through Information Systems : Volume III: A Collection of Latest Research on Management Issues
EditorsFrederik Ahlemann, Reinhard Schütte, Stefan Stieglitz
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-86799-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-86800-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik: Innovation through Information Systems - Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Essen, Germany
Duration: 09.03.202111.03.2021
Conference number: 16

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    Research areas

  • Business informatics - digital entrepreneurship, enterprise architecture management, small and medium sized enterprise, Digitalization strategy, digital transformation