Digitization and Path Disruption: An Examination in the Funeral Industry

@inproceedings{Wenzel2015DigitizationAP,
  title={Digitization and Path Disruption: An Examination in the Funeral Industry},
  author={Matthias Wenzel and David Wagner and Heinz-Theo Wagner and Jochen Koch},
  booktitle={ECIS},
  year={2015}
}
While the digitization of the business landscape provides firms with numerous business opportunities, it has severely disrupted established business practices of many traditional “offline businesses.” To shed light on the disruptive nature of digitization and the challenges that it entails for traditional offline businesses, we draw on path dependence theory to examine how digitization disrupts strategic paths. We explore this issue by analyzing the strategic path of funeral homes, a… Expand
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