Digital Scalability and Growth Options of Intangible Assets

34 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2020

See all articles by Roberto Moro Visconti

Roberto Moro Visconti

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Department of Business Administration

Date Written: February 28, 2019

Abstract

Scalability indicates the ability of a process, network, or system to handle a growing amount of work. Scalability fosters economic marginality, especially in intangible-driven businesses where variable costs are typically negligible. Massive volumes may offset low margins, producing economic gains. Digitalization is defined as the concept of “going paperless”, the technical process of transforming analog information or physical products into digital form. Digital scalability operates in a web context, where networked agents interact to generate co-created value. Economic and financial margins that represent a primary parameter for valuation are boosted by cost savings and scalable increases of expected revenues. Digitalized intangibles synergistically interact through networked platforms that reshape traditional supply chains.

Keywords: eCommerce, eProcurement, Externalities, On-demand Economy, Learning Curves, Outsourcing, Tracking, Geolocalization, CAPEX, OPEX, Fixed Costs, Variable Costs, Break-even Point, Liquidity, EBITDA, EBIT, Blitzscaling, Digital Supply Chain, Real Options, Networks

Suggested Citation

Moro Visconti, Roberto, Digital Scalability and Growth Options of Intangible Assets (February 28, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3533865 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3533865

Roberto Moro Visconti (Contact Author)

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Largo Agostino Gemelli 1
Milano, 20123
Italy

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
103
Abstract Views
502
rank
346,911
PlumX Metrics