The Effect of Digital Maturity on Strategic Approaches to Digital Transformation

Caroline Christensen, Maya Kousholt Schmitt, Maria Stoettrup Schioenning Larsen, Astrid Heidemann Lassen

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review


Industry 4.0 is widely acknowledged in industry, and many companies have already started their digital transformation journey. However, companies approach the digital transformation differently, and research has demonstrated that companies have different strategies and approaches to digital transformation. In the light of the different strategies and approaches, this research paper investigates how the strategic approach chosen by SMEs in the manufacturing industry is affected by their level of digital maturity. The study is based on a multiple case study of thirteen SMEs in the Danish manufacturing industry. The paper draws the conclusion that there is a significant relation between the companies’ digital maturity level and their strategic approach. Three distinct patterns of the relationship between strategy and digital maturity are identified and discussed.

TitelTowards Sustainable Customization : Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems - Proceedings of the 8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference CARV 2021 and 10th World Mass Customization and Personalization Conference MCPC 2021
RedaktørerAnn-Louise Andersen, Rasmus Andersen, Thomas Ditlev Brunoe, Maria Stoettrup Schioenning Larsen, Kjeld Nielsen, Alessia Napoleone, Stefan Kjeldgaard
Antal sider8
ISBN (Trykt)9783030906993
StatusUdgivet - 2022
Udgivet eksterntJa