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Digitalization and Firm Performance: Are Digitally Mature Firms Outperforming Their Peers?

Wroblewski, Julian LU (2018) NEKP03 20172
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis studies the effect of digitalization on firm performance. More specifically, it investigates whether digitally mature firms outperform their less digitally mature peers. My analysis is based on literature on information technology, information and digital systems, and digitalization in general. I assess digital maturity through a suitable proxy. With data from listed Swedish firms, I deploy dynamic panel data regressions, portfolio analyses, and risk factor models in order to analyze digital maturity's effect on subsequent operating performance and stock returns. For the most part, I find inconclusive results. Consequently, the proposition of a digital advantage is not reinforced. This adds to the literature by empirically... (More)
This thesis studies the effect of digitalization on firm performance. More specifically, it investigates whether digitally mature firms outperform their less digitally mature peers. My analysis is based on literature on information technology, information and digital systems, and digitalization in general. I assess digital maturity through a suitable proxy. With data from listed Swedish firms, I deploy dynamic panel data regressions, portfolio analyses, and risk factor models in order to analyze digital maturity's effect on subsequent operating performance and stock returns. For the most part, I find inconclusive results. Consequently, the proposition of a digital advantage is not reinforced. This adds to the literature by empirically examining the effects of digitalization on firm performance. (Less)
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author
Wroblewski, Julian LU
supervisor
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course
NEKP03 20172
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Digitalization, Information Technology, Portfolio Analysis, Dynamic Panel Data Regression, Operating Performance
language
English
id
8945868
date added to LUP
2018-07-04 13:52:55
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  abstract     = {This thesis studies the effect of digitalization on firm performance. More specifically, it investigates whether digitally mature firms outperform their less digitally mature peers. My analysis is based on literature on information technology, information and digital systems, and digitalization in general. I assess digital maturity through a suitable proxy. With data from listed Swedish firms, I deploy dynamic panel data regressions, portfolio analyses, and risk factor models in order to analyze digital maturity's effect on subsequent operating performance and stock returns. For the most part, I find inconclusive results. Consequently, the proposition of a digital advantage is not reinforced. This adds to the literature by empirically examining the effects of digitalization on firm performance.},
  author       = {Wroblewski, Julian},
  keyword      = {Digitalization,Information Technology,Portfolio Analysis,Dynamic Panel Data Regression,Operating Performance},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Digitalization and Firm Performance: Are Digitally Mature Firms Outperforming Their Peers?},
  year         = {2018},
}