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Digitalization and Evolution of Business Model Pathways Among Japanese Software SMEs (2020)


Baber, W.W., Ojala, A., & Martinez, R. (2020). Digitalization and Evolution of Business Model Pathways Among Japanese Software SMEs. In A. Khare, H. Ishikura, & W. W. Baber (Eds.), Transforming Japanese Business : Rising to the Digital Challenge (pp. 153-165). Springer. Future of Business and Finance. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0327-6_11


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Baber, W.W.; Ojala, A.; Martinez, R.

Parent publication: Transforming Japanese Business : Rising to the Digital Challenge

Parent publication editors: Khare, Anshuman; Ishikura, Hiroki; Baber, William W.

ISBN: 978-981-15-0326-9

eISBN: 978-981-15-0327-6

Journal or series: Future of Business and Finance

ISSN: 2662-2467

eISSN: 2662-2475

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 153-165

Number of pages in the book: 265

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: Singapore

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0327-6_11

Publication open access: Not open

Publication channel open access:

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66699


Abstract

This chapter analyzes five Japanese software small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to better understand how their decision-making pathways inside the organization evolve as they develop new business models. Event-state mapping method was applied to analyze the business model pathways of the case firms. We found that once triggered, pathways included various actors and a series of steps until an outcome, the new business model, was reached. The findings indicate that the decision pathways to new models became increasingly complex over the years and the number of individuals and teams involved increases as business model evolved further.


Keywords: digitalisation; video games; business models; software business; information technology companies; small and medium-sized enterprises

Free keywords: Japan


Contributing organizations


Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 2


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