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Cloud Computing and Transformation of International E-Business Models

A Focused Issue on Building New Competences in Dynamic Environments

ISBN: 978-1-78441-275-3, eISBN: 978-1-78441-274-6

ISSN: 1744-2117

Publication date: 27 October 2014

Abstract

Purpose

This paper explores the transformation of international business models in the context of international ICT businesses where cloud computing has triggered a major paradigm change in the way software and hardware related services are offered to international customers.

Methodology/approach

Through comparative analysis of two cases, this paper examines the business model transformation processes in the cloud computing context.

Findings

The key challenges of the case companies were related to business model transformation as cloud computing was triggering a change in most of the business model elements.

Research implications

There is a need to define the concept of business model in a way that suits the cloud and internationalization.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgment

This research has been supported by the Digile Need-for-Speed program.

Citation

Ahokangas, P., Juntunen, M. and Myllykoski, J. (2014), "Cloud Computing and Transformation of International E-Business Models", A Focused Issue on Building New Competences in Dynamic Environments (Research in Competence-Based Management, Vol. 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1744-211720140000007001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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