Strategic capabilities for business model digitalization
Keywords:Maturity in digital business models, Enterprise architecture, Sociomateriality
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the association between the capacity to use enterprise architecture tools and the effectiveness of business model digitalization in companies. Design/methodology/approach – The authors used two research strategies – survey and focus group – to analyze the relationship between maturity in using enterprise architecture (EA) and digital maturity, under the perspective of sociomateriality. Findings – The use of EA is not a strategic competence that contributes to building sustainable competitive advantage, in the process of business model digitalization. On the other hand, top anagement’s determination and clarity, expressed by its sponsorship to communicating the strategy, contribute to the integration, engagement and adaptability of those involved and are responsible for higher maturity in the digitalization of business models. Research limitations/implications – The statistical treatment used does not allow nderstanding the causality between the variables. Practical implications – It provides executives with important elements for clarifying and operationalizing digital business models. Originality/value – The study operationalizes a theoretical and measurement model, through a strategy thatcused simultaneously a survey and a focus group, which allowed to know associations between technological capacities and maturity in digital business models.