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Governance of Digitalization

Digitalization creates unique opportunities and poses transfor­mational challenges for many companies across industries. In that context, the governance of digitalization has become the key success factor in mastering digital innovation and transformation. lt requires boards of directors as well as top management teams to fully understand digital trends, identify their implications, de­rive adequate digital strategies, execute them swiftly, and moni­tor their diligent implementation. This book presents 12 perspectives on the governance of digi­talization, bringing together viewpoints from different disciplines, including business, law, and information technology, with contri­butions from practitioners and academics. lt provides practical in­sights and thought-provoking inspirations for board members and managers alike.

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