Digital Transformation: A Literature Review and Guidelines for Future Research

  • João Reis
  • Marlene Amorim
  • Nuno Melão
  • Patrícia Matos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 745)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide insights regarding the state of the art of Digital Transformation, and to propose avenues for future research. Using a systematic literature review of 206 peer-reviewed articles, this paper provides an overview of the literature. Among other things, the findings indicate that managers should adapt their business strategy to a new digital reality. This mainly results in the adaptation of processes and operations management. Scholars, for the other side, are also facing challenges, as prior research may not have identified all the opportunities and challenges of Digital Transformation. Furthermore, while the Digital Transformation has expanded to all sectors of activity there are some areas with more prospects of being developed in the future than others.

Keywords

Digital Transformation Business strategy Processes Operations Systematic literature review 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Reis
    • 1
  • Marlene Amorim
    • 2
  • Nuno Melão
    • 3
  • Patrícia Matos
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Military Science and Technologies, and CISD&CINAMILMilitary AcademyLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering and Tourism, and GOVCOPPAveiro UniversityAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Management and CI&DETS, School of Technology and Management of ViseuPolytechnic Institute of ViseuViseuPortugal
  4. 4.Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences, and CISDLisbonPortugal

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