This research answers following questions: »How do digital technologies impact value creation of companies in the manufacturing industry?« Therefore, the key digital technologies that impact companies in the manufacturing industry have been identified by a systematic literature review.
In the following, a focus was set on the value creatino of companies in the manufacturing industry. A defining feature of digital transformation is that networks of firms, instead of individual firms, are competing with each other. Thus, the author of this work created a role model with key cooperation partners of companies in the manufacturing industry by application of grounded theory.
Platforms that leverage the digital technology of Internet-of-Things (IoT), have the potential to profoundly change the manufacturing industry by disrupting established and eabling new business models. Therefore, the value creatin in Industrial-Internet-of-Things (IIoT) platform business models was investigated by the creation of multiple case study of then IIoT plaform offerings. Value creation sources of business models have been idenified for IIoT platforms.