Research Handbook on Digital Transformations

Research Handbooks in Business and Management series

Edited by F. Xavier Olleros and Majlinda Zhegu, Associate Professors of Innovation Management, École des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

The digital transition of our economies is now entering a phase of broad and deep societal impact. While there is one overall transition, there are many different sectoral transformations, from health and legal services to tax reports and taxi rides, as well as a rising number of transversal trends and policy issues, from widespread precarious employment and privacy concerns to market monopoly and cybercrime. They all are fertile ground for researchers, as established laws and regulations, organizational structures, business models, value networks and workflow routines are contested and displaced by newer alternatives. This Research Handbook offers a rich and interdisciplinary synthesis of some of the current thinking on the digital transformations underway.

‘This practical, informative and timely book is a substantial contribution to understanding the concrete risks and opportunities presented by information technologies. It appears at a time when society and institutions face urgent decisions on how to shape the future with that potential. Important reading for all.’
– Carlota Perez, London School of Economics, UK and Author of Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages

‘It is now common knowledge that there is a digital transformation under way. This Research Handbook is a comprehensive examination of these changes that includes contributions from leading experts in a remarkable range of fields. I commend the book to all readers.’
– Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis, US

‘As can be seen from this review, this book covers a wide variety of subject matter. Each chapter is interesting on its own, and provides a good introduction to their respective area.’
– European Journal of Law & Technology

2016 480 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 775 9 £216.00 £163.00 $216.00 $240.00

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