Quotation Nell, Phillip C., Foss, Nicolai J., Klein, Peter G., Schmitt, Jan. 2021. Avoiding digitalization traps: Tools for top managers. Business Horizons. 64 (2), 163-169.




Digital transformation is fundamentally changing the business landscape. It is also affecting the roles of top managers within firms. Our survey of more than 160 senior managers in Europe suggests that digitalization, rather than encouraging more decentralized forms of management, will lead to an expanded role for headquarters and further empowerment of top managers. While acknowledging the benefits of the digital transformation, in this Executive Digest we identify five key challenges for newly empowered top managers and offer solutions for these digitalization traps.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Business Horizons
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C
Language English
Title Avoiding digitalization traps: Tools for top managers
Volume 64
Number 2
Year 2021
Page from 163
Page to 169
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000768132030149X?via%3Dihub
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2020.11.005
Open Access N


Nell, Phillip C. (Details)
Schmitt, Jan (Details)
Foss, Nicolai J. (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Klein, Peter G. (Baylor University, United States/USA)
Department of Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Institute for International Business IN (Details)
Institute for International Business (Nell) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
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