1 Aalborg University Copenhagen, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Electronic Systems, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN
This paper analyses the impact of the use of ICT in production and delivery of technical engineering consultancy services on business structures with regard to industry convergence and transaction costs. The paper takes an empirical study on the introduction of 3D-modelling tools in the building section in a Scandinavian engineering consultancy firm as its point of departure. The discussion identifies three different structural aspects, which all are affected by the use of ICT: Internationalisation vs. Local markets, Outsourcing vs. Structural integration, and Division of work between actors within the value chain.
Telematics and Informatics, 2014, Vol 31, Issue 2, p. 282-291