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Creating Value from Web3: Four Approaches to Adopting Blockchain

In this audio edition of the February 2023 research briefing, hear about the four approaches digital leaders take to build the capabilities needed to participate in value creation from Web3 while managing the risks.
By Gayan Benedict, Ina M. Sebastian, and Stephanie L. Woerner

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Compelling use cases for technologies enabling Web3 are accumulating. In a 2022 MIT CISR survey, companies’ effectiveness at deploying new technologies such as blockchain was significantly correlated with growth and profitability. Yet only thirteen percent of executives described their companies as very effective at doing so. Thirty-six percent described them as only slightly or not at all effective at it. Digital leaders are faced with the question of how to build the capabilities needed to participate in value creation from Web3 while managing the risks of participation. In this briefing, we describe four approaches to adopting blockchain and illustrate them with industry examples.

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The March 2023 research briefing is read by author Gayan Benedict.

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© 2023 MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, Benedict, Sebastian, and Woerner. MIT CISR Research Briefings are published monthly to update the center’s patrons and sponsors on current research projects.

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Gayan Benedict, MIT CISR Industry Research Fellow

MIT CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH (CISR)

Founded in 1974 and grounded in MIT's tradition of combining academic knowledge and practical purpose, MIT CISR helps executives meet the challenge of leading increasingly digital and data-driven organizations. We work directly with digital leaders, executives, and boards to develop our insights. Our consortium forms a global community that comprises more than seventy-five organizations.

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Avanade
Axway, Inc.
Cognizant
Collibra
IFS
Pegasystems Inc.
The Ogilvy Group
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Alcon Vision
Amcor
ANZ Banking Group (Australia)
AustralianSuper
Banco Bradesco S.A. (Brazil)
Banco do Brasil S.A.
Bank of Queensland (Australia)
Barclays (UK)
BlueScope Steel (Australia)
BNP Paribas (France)
Bupa
CarMax
Caterpillar, Inc.
Cemex (Mexico)
Cencora
Cochlear Limited (Australia)
Commonwealth Superannuation Corp. (Australia)
Cuscal Limited (Australia)
CVS Health
Dawn Foods
DBS Bank Ltd. (Singapore)
Doosan Corporation (Korea)
Fidelity Investments
Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B., de C.V.
Fortum (Finland)
Genentech
Gilbane Building Co.
Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
Kaiser Permanente
King & Wood Mallesons (Australia)
Koç Holding (Turkey)
Mercer
Nasdaq, Inc.
NN Insurance Eurasia NV
Nomura Holdings, Inc. (Japan)
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. Systems Consulting Division (Japan)
Novo Nordisk A/S (Denmark)
OCP Group
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Posten Bring AS (Norway)
Principal Life Insurance Company
QBE
Ramsay Health Care (Australia)
Raytheon Technologies
Scentre Group Limited (Australia)
Schneider Electric Industries SAS (France)
Stockland (Australia)
Tabcorp Holdings (Australia)
Telstra Limited (Australia)
Terumo Corporation (Japan)
Tetra Pak (Sweden)
Truist Financial Corporation
UniSuper Management Pty Ltd (Australia)
Uniting (Australia)
USAA
Webster Bank, N.A.
Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia)
WestRock Company
Wolters Kluwer
Xenco Medical
Zoetis Services LLC

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