Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201337
Title (translated): 
The Lack of Boundaries Resources Hinders the Growth of Industrial Internet
Authors: 
Castren, Klaus
Kortelainen, Aleksi
Seppälä, Timo
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ETLA Report 55
Abstract (Translated): 
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.
Subjects: 
Digital platforms
Boundary resources
Digital offering
Kemppi
JEL: 
L6
L8
L86
L89
Document Type: 
Research Report
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