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Digital transformation as an enabler for advanced services in the sanitation sector

: Saul, Caroline Jennings; Gebauer, Heiko


Sustainability 10 (2018), No.3, Art. 752, 18 pp.
ISSN: 2071-1050
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IMW ()
container-based sanitation; advanced service; Internet of Things; Base of the Pyramid; WASH; sanitation

People in Base of the Pyramid markets still face difficulties when it comes to sanitation. Container-based Sanitation (CBS) services represent a promising advanced sanitation service. Despite the observed outcomes of CBS services, organizations face obstacles when providing these services. To overcome these obstacles, digital transformations of these services are being carried out. We rely on multiple case studies to understand these digital transformations. Our findings highlight (1) the challenges these case organizations faced before engaging in the digital transformation, (2) their individual digital transformation pathways, and (3) a general framework for digital transformations in BoP markets.