David Sjödin received the Ph.D. degree in entrepreneurship and innovation from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in 2013. He is currently an associate professor at the same university. He is also affiliated with the University of South-Eastern Norway. His research works questions how companies can change their business to profit from digitalization through servitization and business model innovation in collaboration with leading Swedish companies and regularly consults the industry.

Email: david.sjodin@ltu.se


4 Ecosystem Strategies for Digitalization: Insights from the Swedish Mining Industry

Orchestrator, dominator, complementor, and protector: these are four ecosystem strategies toward digitalization. In this case study, we look at an equipment supplier wanting to participate in digitalization initiatives of its industrial customers, so it must configure an ecosystem strategy to align with multiple partners.