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Call for Papers: ICIS-Track „Business Models and Digital Transformation”


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The 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2019) offers a track on "Business Models and the Value of IS in a Digital World". We are looking forward to high quality submissions.



Emerging and innovative digital business models are the most impactful disruption industry has witnessed since industrialization. A decade ago, the most valuable companies dominating the stock exchanges were raw materials conglomerates. In contrast, the highest market valuations today are held by a number of companies whose core value propositions are platform ecosystems, deep analytical skills, the ability to radically transform industry sectors, and familiarity and access to customer data. Indeed, these firms have acquired their own acronyms, such as the FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google), reflecting their market power. Of course, ongoing digital transformation has led to refinements of these terms, the latest being WANG stocks (Walmart, Apple, Netflix, Google). The advent of these technology companies and technology-enabled business models has led to significant shifts in competitive dynamics, including the basis of competitive advantage, across diverse industries. An understanding of these shifts is important for organizations, business leaders as well as policy makers seeking to foster innovation and add economic welfare.

The track is co-chaired by Professor Anandasivam Gopal, PhD von der University of Maryland, College Park, USA, Professor Deepa Mani, PhD, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Indien and Professor Dr. Daniel Veit, Universität Augsburg, Germany. It is supported by an internationally reputed program committee. Please find the Call for Papers and further details here. The submission dead-line is the 1st of May 2019.

(02/06/2019)