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The goal of the present research is to develop a comprehensive Digital Transformation Competency Framework that considers the requirements of different hierarchical levels within companies in the Digital Transformation (DT). Therefore, it is necessary to identify and structure cognitive aspects as well as the affective competencies required for a successful DT. Special attention was paid to the empirical approach and transferability into practice. A comprehensive literature review, which included sources from both science and industry, identified a total of 32 competencies in six categories. A survey of n=46 experts from science and industry confirmed the relevance of the competencies and helped to define the competencies more precisely. Finally, the applicability of the developed framework was tested and validated in an application case. Thus, the framework provides a valid basis for further research and represents a valuable contribution to the Information System discipline on several levels. In addition to a precise definition of the individual validated competencies, the framework enables the development of requirement profiles in different contexts within the digital transformation.



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