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Organizational effects of digitalization: A literature review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-362
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


The effect of digitalization on organizations has been studied separately but there has been very little research done on the overall “big” picture of the effects. However, the digitalization of society and business is marching forward at an ever increasing speed, calling for more converged research on the phenomenon. The main areas of effects elicited from the literature are organizational learning, digital innovations, organizational agility, business ecosystems, and organizational structures. More minor influences have been gathered in the framework of digitalization presented in this article. It can be seen as a tool for managers to explore their organizations capabilities on the digitalization front.