Digitization – Perspectives for Conceptualization

  • Rainer SchmidtEmail author
  • Alfred Zimmermann
  • Michael Möhring
  • Selmin Nurcan
  • Barbara Keller
  • Florian Bär
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 567)


Digitization is more than using digital technologies to transfer data and perform computations and tasks. Digitization embraces disruptive effects of digital technologies on economy and society. To capture these effects, two perspectives are introduced, the product and the value-creation perspective. In the product perspective, digitization enables the transition from material, static products to interactive and configurable services. In the value-creation perspective, digitization facilitates the transition from centralized, isolated models of value creation, to bidirectional, co-creation oriented approaches of value creation.


Digitization Value co-creation Digital business processes Digital enterprise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Schmidt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alfred Zimmermann
    • 2
  • Michael Möhring
    • 1
  • Selmin Nurcan
    • 4
  • Barbara Keller
    • 3
  • Florian Bär
    • 1
  1. 1.Munich University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany
  2. 2.Reutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany
  3. 3.Aalen University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany
  4. 4.University Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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