International Journal of Digital Transformation
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Gordon Fletcher
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
IJDT explores the multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary challenges and opportunities presented to organisations through digital transformation. Digital transformation is explored from needs identification, conceptualisation and design perspectives through to implementation, as well as its subsequent consequences. A key feature is the examination of the relationship between strategic management and digital transformation. Digital transformation is seen as a combination of complex processes with the impact of prioritising one over others. This provides a fertile area for critical debate.
Topics covered include
- The visionary, strategic and operational alignment of digital transformation
- What is an effective digitally transformed business?
- Data-driven and evidence-based business models – case studies and evidence for new models
- Successful patterns for digital transformation
- Successful patterns for organisational change through digital transformation
- The relationship of innovation and innovative practice to digital transformation
- The 4Vs of big data in the context of digital transformation
- Managing the pace of technological change
- Future jobs and skills in digitally transformed business
- The role of people in digital transformation
- The challenge of balancing data-driven with people-centric practice
- Critiques of digital transformation, Digital 4.0 and Business 4.0
- Rethinking marketing within the digitally transformed business
- The changing role of consumers, suppliers and partners in digital transformation
The objective of the journal is to engage with academics, regional and national policy makers and large and small businesses on the benefits and risks of digital transformation. This is done with a continually expanding and authoritative evidence base regarding the impact of digital transformation. This evidence base will draw upon the experiences, quantitative improvements and reflections of organisations worldwide, considered either individually or collectively (as a sector, region or through another unifying theme).
ReadershipIJDT's target audience includes academics who incorporate awareness of the mechanisms and impact of digital transformation into their research. These academics will invariably come from a wide range of disciplines including management, organisational studies, technology studies, information systems, sociology, computer science and engineering.
A further audience is policy makers who want to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks of digital transformation within their own jurisdictions.
Academics from other disciplines wherein the impact of digital transformation is reaching into their own domain (e.g. accounting, law and languages) will also find the journal instructive for the reference it provides to previous similar experiences.
In this way, IJDT acts as a translator between technical and social perspectives, as well as encouraging integrated perspectives. The journal also encourages a critical voice on digital transformation that is beneficial and insightful for its readership.
The journal publishes original papers that address digital transformation. In addition, IJDT invites specific case studies relating to a single organisation's specific digital transformation. Case studies of digital transformation within a specific region or sector are also encouraged. Book reviews that are relevant to the concerns of the journal are welcome if this relationship is clearly articulated and argued.
The journal will occasionally publish special issues relating to specific threads of interest that can be examined in multi-disciplinary and comparable ways.
Editor in Chief
- Fletcher, Gordon, University of Salford, UK
Editorial Board Members
- Chan, Paul, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
- Lapiedra, Rafael, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
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