From Private Digital Platforms to Public Data Spaces: Implications for the Digital Transformation

Daniel Beverungen*, Thomas Hess, Antonia Koester, Christiane Lehrer

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Technological developments such as Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence continue to drive the digital transformation of business and society. With the advent of platform-based ecosystems and their potential to address complex challenges, there is a trend towards greater interconnectedness between different stakeholders to co-create services based on the provision and use of data. While previous research on digital transformation mainly focused on digital transformation within organizations, it is of growing importance to understand the implications for digital transformation on different layers (e.g., interorganizational cooperation and platform ecosystems). In particular, the conceptualization and implications of public data spaces and related ecosystems provide promising research opportunities. This special issue contains five papers on the topic of digital transformation and, with the editorial, further contributes by providing an initial conceptualization of public data spaces' potential to foster innovative progress and digital transformation from a management perspective.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectronic Markets
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)493-501
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • Digital transformation
  • Public data spaces
  • Digital platforms
  • GAIA-X

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