Title: Digital platforms: drivers for competence and competitiveness growth

Authors: Sigitas Brazinskas; Vida Pipiriene; Shukrullo Khayrzoda

Addresses: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio av. 11, 10213, Vilnius, Lithuania; Tajik State University of Finance and Economics, 64/14 Nakhimov str., 734067, Dushanbe, Tajikistan ' Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio av. 11, 10213, Vilnius, Lithuania; Tajik State University of Finance and Economics, 64/14 Nakhimov str., 734067, Dushanbe, Tajikistan ' Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio av. 11, 10213, Vilnius, Lithuania; Tajik State University of Finance and Economics, 64/14 Nakhimov str., 734067, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Abstract: Ongoing shift to digitalisation brings new opportunities beyond earlier existed boundaries. Current economy is driven by digital platforms and their role grows steadily. Disruptive challenges trigger changes and evolution of existing business models is initiated by these platforms and their intermediary role. This trend requires continuous strategic decisions upgrade, digital strategies development and effective solutions. Required actions are directly linked to competence and skills. This research analyses features factors of platforms along with existing demand to enhance competence and skills as inevitable contributing factors to sustainable competitiveness growth. Research results reveal arising opportunities of the emerging digital era and guides through demand patterns on firms' competence enhancement to respond to competitiveness challenges. Following results have been investigated as platforms benchmarking and impact, identified deviation in platform features perception between vendors and platform owners and determined main limitations, risks and recommendations on digital platforms use at firms strategic and personnel level.

Keywords: platform business model; disruption; intermediation; networks; digitalisation; competencies; literacy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2021.116695

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2021 Vol.13 No.4/5, pp.490 - 509

Received: 02 Sep 2019
Accepted: 23 Oct 2019

Published online: 03 Jun 2021 *

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