Integrating Third Parties in Digitally Mature Companies: Determinants of Innovation Success

27 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2018

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Daria Arkhipova

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management

Giovanni Vaia

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management

Date Written: March 2018

Abstract

We develop and empirically analyse a theoretical model that examines both the antecedents of digital maturity and the involvement of external third parties in companies undergoing digital transformation. We use structural equation modelling technique to test our propositions using the survey data from IT executives on self-reported importance scores they assign to different types of IT competences. We find that digitally mature companies are more likely to establish partnerships with the third parties with a purpose of jointly carrying out digital innovation projects.

Keywords: digital transformation, digital maturity, sourcing decisions

JEL Classification: M40

Suggested Citation

Arkhipova, Daria and Vaia, Giovanni, Integrating Third Parties in Digitally Mature Companies: Determinants of Innovation Success (March 2018). Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia Working Paper No. 2018 / 03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3138244 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3138244

Daria Arkhipova (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management ( email )

San Giobbe, Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

Giovanni Vaia

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management ( email )

San Giobbe, Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

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