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The New Digital Divide: Emerging Trump Developed Economies

Title Author(s) Type Topic(s) Comments Date
The New Digital Divide: Emerging Trump Developed EconomiesWeill, Peter
Woerner, Stephanie L.
Research BriefingIT Governance
Globalization
IT Investment and Portfolio Management
Business Agility
Digitizing Business Processes
12013-10-17
Abstract: MIT CISR has found evidence of a new digital divide, this time between emerging and developed economies. We observed that in 2012, companies in emerging economies spent a larger percentage of revenue on digitization, and were faster to market with new offerings and performed better than peers in developed economies. Our findings are based on a survey of 354 companies in 19 countries. Our sense is that developing-world firms have more effectively applied the lessons learned about digitization. In this briefing we explore the differences in investment levels, degree of digitization achieved, management capability, operational impacts, and bottom-line impacts between emerging markets and developed economies.

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erikvangeel
February 2, 2014

Interesting! The survey focusses on introduction of digitization. To what extend is this influenced by catching up of the developing world? In other words: what is the level of digitization in both worlds?


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