Pervasive information systems value chain - A services perspective

Bharat Rao, Bojan Angelov

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Current research in the field of pervasive information systems is predominantly focused on technical and engineering issues. In this paper, we look at the value chain boundaries of pervasive information systems. We identify a new value chain comprised of (1) infostructures, (2) devices, (3) interfaces, and (4) smart spaces that form the core elements of a pervasive information environment. We further investigate how businesses can achieve competitive advantage in this value-chain through the design and delivery of pervasive products and services. Different stakeholders at each level of the value chain are identified by surveying current research in the area as well as specific firm-level strategies and business models to determine key success factors. Based on our survey, we offer several propositions towards a managerial framework for conceptualizing pervasive information systems in today's service-oriented organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-40
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Technology Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2009


  • Pervasive information systems
  • value chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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