Digital Age Organizations: Uncovering Over-the-Air Updates in the Smart Product Realm

Schulz, Colin; Raff, Stefan; Kortmann, Sebastian; Obwegeser, Nikolaus (December 2021). Digital Age Organizations: Uncovering Over-the-Air Updates in the Smart Product Realm In: International Conference on Information Systems. Austin, Texas: AIS

[img] Text
Digital Age Organizations_ Uncovering Over-the-Air Updates in the.pdf
Restricted to registered users only

Download (298kB) | Request a copy

Over-the-air (OTA) updates are gaining traction across various industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and automotive. However, there is currently no consistent conceptualization of OTA updates in place. Also, we know little about what organizational capabilities are needed to turn OTA updates into customer value and thus infuse digital business models. Against this backdrop, this work follows two goals. First, to conceptually delineate what constitutes OTA updates and second, to pinpoint the organizational capabilities required to successfully manage OTA updates. Building on a large-scale survey of 360 product managers in manufacturing companies, we suggest that organizations follow two strategic steps when building OTA capabilities. First, they build the required technical competence and leverage it through their ability to create new innovative services. Second, performant companies deliver and monetize their value proposition in new ways by refining their business models.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


Business School > Institute for Digital Technology Management
Business School


Schulz, Colin;
Raff, Stefan;
Kortmann, Sebastian and
Obwegeser, Nikolaus0000-0003-3404-1989






Nikolaus Obwegeser

Date Deposited:

01 Dec 2021 11:53

Last Modified:

01 Dec 2021 11:53




Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
Provide Feedback