Hyperspecialization and hyperscaling: A resource-based theory of the digital firm -Gianluigi Giustiziero

In our latest research insights discussion, we delve into Gianluigi Giustiziero’s research, specifically his paper “Hyperspecialization and hyperscaling: A resource-based theory of the digital firm,” co-authored with Tobias Kretschmer, Deepak Somaya, and Brian Wu. Gianluigi, Assistant Professor of Strategy at IE Business School, dissects the dual concepts of hyperspecialization and hyperscaling, offering a fresh lens on digital firms’ strategies. We explore how these concepts shape the landscape of digital markets, assessing their impact on competition, market dynamics, and regulatory compliance. This conversation offers an in-depth look at the forces driving the evolution of digital firms and their market strategies.

Article Mentioned:

Giustiziero, G., Kretschmer, T., Somaya, D., Wu, B. (2021). “Hyperspecialization and hyperscaling: A resource based theory of the digital firm”. Forthcoming in Strategic Management Journal