Organizations in Transformation: Agility as Consequence or Prerequisite of Digitization?

  • Dominic LindnerEmail author
  • Christian Leyh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 320)


With the aim of meeting new technological and social requirements, nearly all companies are facing the so-called digital transformation. A starting point to respond to the changing demands is to improve the company’s ability to operate flexibly and, thus, increase its agility. Thereby, with this paper, we contribute to the ongoing discussion on changing corporate organizational structures. We used a three-stage study design to provide insights on the question of whether agility is a prerequisite or a consequence of the digital transformation. In addition to a literature analysis, we present the results of focus group interviews with managers of selected enterprises.


Digital transformation Digitalization Digitization Agility Corporate organizational structures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of IT ManagementFriedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-NürnbergNurembergGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Information Systems, ESP IS in Manufacturing and CommerceTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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