Building Pillars Where Bridges are Easy to Imitate

14 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2018 Last revised: 7 May 2020

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Guido Fioretti

University of Bologna

Stephen K. Kwan

San Jose State University

Stefania Niciforo

University of Bologna

Date Written: January 15, 2018

Abstract

We present a qualitative investigation of the business model of a pioneer of the Industrial Internet of Things. Through this case-study we arrive at generalizing Thompson’s concept of mediating technologies in order to adapt it to contemporary, knowledge-based economies. We propose an interpretive framework for mediating technologies that we express by means of semantic networks.

Keywords: Business Models, Internet of Things

JEL Classification: L29

Suggested Citation

Fioretti, Guido and Kwan, Stephen K. and Niciforo, Stefania, Building Pillars Where Bridges are Easy to Imitate (January 15, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3102167 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3102167

Guido Fioretti (Contact Author)

University of Bologna ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca 34
Bologna, 40126
Italy

Stephen K. Kwan

San Jose State University

San Jose, CA 95192-0066
United States

Stefania Niciforo

University of Bologna

Piazza Scaravilli 2
Bologna, 40100
Italy

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