HOW APPLICABLE ARE DIGITAL MATURITY MODELS TO SMES? A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND EMPIRICAL VALIDATION APPROACH

Christopher A. Williams, Daniel Schallmo, Eusebio Scornavacca

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2240010
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation Management
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • conceptual framework
  • digital transformation
  • empirical validation
  • Maturity model
  • SME

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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