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Florian Wiesboeck, LMU MunichFollow

Start Date

16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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The advent of digital technologies has initiated a new era of organizational transformation: the era of digital transformation. In this era, similar to the emergence of new strategies, new management roles, or new organizational cultures firms need to develop novel capabilities that allow them to pursue digital innovation. Against this backdrop, the information technology capability (ITC) construct has been continuously refined and extended over the last years. However, the question remains if ITC sufficiently addresses the specific challenges of digital innovation. Therefore, based on the pertinent ITC literature and state-of-the-art theories on digital innovation, we present an advancement of the ITC construct that accounts for the idiosyncrasies of digital innovation. Moreover, we argue that while research and practice still benefit from further advancements of the ITC construct, at the same time, future IS research should think outside of the ITC box and investigate dedicated digital capability concepts.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Thinking Outside of the IT Capability Box

The advent of digital technologies has initiated a new era of organizational transformation: the era of digital transformation. In this era, similar to the emergence of new strategies, new management roles, or new organizational cultures firms need to develop novel capabilities that allow them to pursue digital innovation. Against this backdrop, the information technology capability (ITC) construct has been continuously refined and extended over the last years. However, the question remains if ITC sufficiently addresses the specific challenges of digital innovation. Therefore, based on the pertinent ITC literature and state-of-the-art theories on digital innovation, we present an advancement of the ITC construct that accounts for the idiosyncrasies of digital innovation. Moreover, we argue that while research and practice still benefit from further advancements of the ITC construct, at the same time, future IS research should think outside of the ITC box and investigate dedicated digital capability concepts.