How applicable are digital maturity models to SMEs? A conceptual framework and empirical validation approach

Creators: Williams, Christopher A. and Schallmo, Daniel and Scornavacca, Eusebio
Title: How applicable are digital maturity models to SMEs? A conceptual framework and empirical validation approach
Item Type: Article or issue of a publication series
Projects: IFE
Journal or Series Title: International Journal of Innovation Management : IJIM
Page Range: Article 2240010
Date: 2022
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): The aim of this paper is to investigate the current landscape of digital maturity models for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the capabilities embedded in the models using a semi-systematic literature review and semi-structured interviews. Based on current knowledge, our research provides insights into the gaps in maturity model research for SMEs. Our primary findings show that digital maturity modelling, particular for SMEs, is currently a significant topic across several industries but remains limited by the lack of procedural properties and suitable SME-specific capabilities. This is supported by our literature review and initial interview findings. The paper offers a conceptual framework including defined criteria and essential properties. Furthermore, the paper outlines a transparency approach to empirical validation to increase the rigor of future maturity model research.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
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Williams, Christopher A. and Schallmo, Daniel and Scornavacca, Eusebio (2022) How applicable are digital maturity models to SMEs? A conceptual framework and empirical validation approach. International Journal of Innovation Management : IJIM. Article 2240010. ISSN 1363-9196

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