Special Stream on Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Digital Transformation

Different views in Digital Transformation co-exist in a broad range of concepts, dimensions, and dynamics concur to generate a highly fragmented research landscape of digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship interplay. In order to research this complex interplay the supply-side and the demand-side of entrepreneurship needs to be thought about. This typifies the necessary and present relationship between digital entrepreneurship and digital transformation - digital entrepreneurs can take on roles and responsibilities created through digital transformation, or could create digital transformation themselves. As a result, new disruptive growth for businesses and societies leads to an increase in opportunity for digital entrepreneurs.

This research stream is an attempt to fill this gap by providing a framework that will hopefully help classify the diverse impacts of digital transformation on innovation and by developing a research agenda that will guide future inquiries. The discussion will aims on, how digital transformation describes the deep-seated changes occurring at multiple levels and shape the ways, which entrepreneurs as change agents innovate by sensing, seizing, and transforming opportunities engendered by the new digital paradigm. Therefore, the need to comprehend fundamental shifts in academic discourse in the domains of innovation and entrepreneurship that are brought about by digital technologies. contributes to fresh theoretical understanding on how digital business transformation transpires in the domains of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The digitization of innovation and entrepreneurship also holds implications at a broader regional/national and societal levels with the potential to inform policy making entities and other stakeholders. The emergence of novel and powerful digital technologies, digital platforms and digital infrastructures has transformed innovation and entrepreneurship in significant ways. Beyond simply opening new opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs, digital technologies have broader implications for value creation and value capture.

Researches are tried to unpack the implications of  digital technologies fuel new forms of innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives that cross traditional industry/sectoral boundaries, embrace networks, ecosystems and communities, integrate digital and non-digital assets, and accelerate the inception, scaling and evolution of new ventures. Similarly, studies have also documented the ways by which established large companies have tried to redefine themselves and radically restructure their innovation strategies and practices to respond to digitization.  The infusion of new digital technologies transforms the nature of uncertainty inherent in innovation and entrepreneurship—in terms of both processes and outcomes—thereby, encouraging a radical rethink of how individuals, organizations, and social groups may pursue creative endeavors or in other words projects.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • to illuminate the intricate relationship between digital transformation and innovation processes;
  • research by the transformation process for digital start-ups;
  • digital technologies in the mechanisms to trigger growth through rapid innovative scaling;
  • digital transformation influences horizontal and vertical collaboration of the value chain for innovation’;
  • digital innovation capabilities to improve customer involvement in the innovation process;
  • how digital platforms influence (affect) the emergence of new ecosystems;
  • how can startups speed up and contribute to digital transformation in large companies;
  • to what extent can innovation ecosystems accelerate digital transformation
  • mechanisms used to capture value from innovation change under the effect of digital transformation;
  • building a framework to clarify how digital transformation takes place in entrepreneurial firms;
  • business model innovations to navigate the transition;
  • business model innovations to adopting agile principles;
  • design science principles to advance a approach to digital innovation;
  • digital innovation enable open platforms and architectures;
  • digital entrepreneurship the digital strategy they implement;
  • the entrepreneurial opportunities offered by new technological architectures;
  • the opportunities provided to employees to innovate;
  • growth through network effects, network externalities, R&D spill-overs;
  • the innovative business transformation of complex value chains;
  • circumstances do digital transformation enable more distributed—self-emerging—business ecosystems;
  • digital transformation led to new technological epiphanies: when companies are more capable of imagining and bringing to market such discontinuities in meanings and value propositions.


  • Dr Chinwi Mgbere, Kazakhstan
  • Dr Mykhaylo Dombrovskyi, Ukraine

IPC Committee:

  • Sergei Bushuyev. Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture, Ukraine
  • Prof. Igbal Babayev, Academy of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Dr. Ianire Taboada. University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • Dr. Iñaki Zuazo. University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • Prof. Sergey Subbotin. Zaporizhzhya National Technical University, Ukraine
  • Dr. Beverly Pasian, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
  • Prof. Christian Reimann,  Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
  • Prof. Andre Dechange, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
  • Prof. Wolfgang Tysiak , Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
  • Prof. Ruta Ciutiene, Kaunas Technical University, Lithuania
  • Dr. Rao Aamir Ali Khan, Pakistan
  • Prof. Olena Verenych, Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture, Ukraine
  • Prof. Viktor Morozov, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Prof. Igor Kononenko, Ukraine
  • Prof. Kateryna Kolesnikova, Kazakhstan
  • Prof. Oleg Zachko, Ukraine
Important Dates

Extended Abstract Submission:
15 May 2023
01 June 2023

Notification of Extended Abstract Acceptance:
30 June 2023
23 July 2023

Camera Ready Papers:
20 July 2023
30 July 2023

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Organized and Sponsored by:
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany
Faculty of Computer Information Technologies, West Ukrainian National University
IEEE Germany Section I&M Society Chapter
IEEE Ukraine Section I&M / CI Joint Societies Chapter