The Lack of Boundaries Resources Hinders the Growth of Industrial Internet

Klaus Castren, Aleksi Kortelainen, Timo Seppälä

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Abstract

We analyze 51 medium-sized manufacturing industry companies identified by Ali-Yrkkö and Rouvinen in their earlier research in 2015. Currently, out of these 51 companies with a staff of 250–499 employees in 2013, none are using digital platforms for business network management. It is typical for digital platforms that different actors can create, provide and maintain complementary products and services to the various distribution channels and markets, within the framework of mutually agreed business and contract rules, technical bourdary resources and a predefined user experience. Only seven companies (14%) offer digitally featured products and services. Digital product and service features are charted by using 26 different Finnish and English search terms, such as ’internet of things’, ’sensor’, ’cloud service’ and ’preventive maintenance’. Finally we consider four strategic questions for open boundary resources.
Translated title of the contributionThe Lack of Boundaries Resources Hinders the Growth of Industrial Internet
Original languageFinnish
PublisherETLA - The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2016
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameETLA Reports
PublisherThe Research Institute of the Finnish Economy
No.55
ISSN (Electronic)2323-2455

Keywords

  • Digital platform
  • Boundary resources
  • Digital offering
  • Kemppi

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