A Perspective On Digital
Digital technologies have unleashed unprecedented innovation, resulting in massive disruption in all industries. Businesses with better strategic foresight of where the digital world is heading and the ability to leverage this information to adapt to their new environment will be more successful.
The economics of the digital world are fundamentally different from those of the physical world, leading to new and unanswered questions. My research, teaching, and consulting are directed at helping business leaders understand the new terrain and navigate the shift.
About Vijay Gurbaxani
Vijay Gurbaxani is the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) and Taco Bell Professor of Business and Computer Science at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. His research, teaching and consulting interests are at the intersection of business strategy and information technology (IT).
Recent Posts on Vijay’s Blog
In the past, I’ve argued that you must get digital in a hurry because of first mover advantage. You build a lead over your competitors, leverage first mover advantage to expand your lead, and with a little luck, you can win. But times have changed. In the last decade,...
All of us know that Amazon is the online everything store. You can buy pretty much everything you want and have it delivered right to your door. But while Amazon and the word “online shopping” are virtually synonymous in the eyes of millions, that could soon change...
In today’s world, business success depends on understanding and acting on how external forces – globalization, economic conditions, demographics, sustainability, and digital technologies – impact a company’s competitive position and its strategy. While all of these are crucial considerations, digital technology plays a dominant role.