Strategies in the Global Digital Economy

Call for papers for a Special Issue of Global Strategy Journal Deadline for submissions: April 15-30, 2018

Special Issue Editors:

Erkko Autio, Imperial College Business School
Ram Mudambi, Fox School of Business, Temple University
Youngjin Yoo, Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University 

Digitalization is transforming how firms organize for value creation and delivery (Tilson, Lyytinen, & Sorensen, 2010; Yoo, Boland Jr, Lyytinen, & Majchrzak, 2012). Underpinning this transformation is the constantly increasing sophistication and ubiquitous availability of digital infrastructures, which enable ever more sophisticated interactions between transacting parties regardless of geographic location. As services and interactions are increasingly digitalized and modularized (McDermott, Mudambi & Parente, 2013), and as digitalization increasingly permeates even physical products, enabling the connectivity of these to digital platforms, new business models are enabled that have the potential to scale globally – and to disrupt established incumbents. The car sharing company Uber and the home sharing firm Airbnb are just two well-known examples of the resulting globally disruptive business models that have transformed previously highly local service sectors.

This special issue seeks to address both theoretical and empirical implications of digitalization for global strategies and internationalization.

For further details, please see the attachment.

Ram Mudambi
Frank M. Speakman Professor of Strategy
Fox School of Business, Temple University
Philadelphia PA 19122, USA
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