Applying the Research on Product-Service Systems to Smart and Connected Products

  • Lars BrehmEmail author
  • Barbara Klein
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 263)


Digitalization has changed media and retail industry in the last decades dramatically. Currently the focus switched to physical products enhanced or completely re-thought by digitalization. These products are called smart and connected products by Porter and Heppelmann, as they have smart components (i.e. computing power) in the product and are connected to a product cloud. By that, the products are enhanced with a strong service component. Since the late 90’s, there was a substantial amount of research on product-service systems (PSS). In this position paper we analyze the research on PSS and apply it to smart and connected products.


Digital enterprises Digitalization Digital transformation Product-Service system (PSS) Smart and connected products Servitization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Munich University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany

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