Blockchain and the Chief Strategy Officer

Research Overview

Author: Kirsten D. Sandberg, Ricardo Viana Vargas, Edivandro Carlos Conforto, Tahirou Assane Oumarou
Release Date: July 19, 2019

Abstract:

This research looks at blockchain technology’s impact on enterprise strategy and the role of the chief strategy officer. It discusses new elements of strategic design and delivery—shared ledgers, smart contracts, and tokenized assets—and develops the concept of strategic liquidity, the degree to which an enterprise can maneuver in a competitive environment and dynamically reallocate resources and access capabilities. It frames implementation challenges as areas for further research and opportunities to participate in blockchain standards development. Finally, it suggests ways for companies to cultivate blockchain knowledge and expertise.

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