The ongoing digitization, IT advancements, and innovative business models disrupt many industries. They pressure established organizations to adjust their organizational structures and procedures within their own business. So far, IT-driven divestments have received less attention in IS research. Following the configurational approach to two theoretical perspectives – (1) the resource-based view and (2) the concept of ambidexterity – we derive two causal configurations to ground IT-driven divestments theoretically. Thereby, we contribute to theory by illustrating the suitability of a configurational approach to investigate the theoretical multiplicity of IT-driven divestments. We discuss our insights against the theory of path dependence. We conclude by outlining our contribution to theory and practice and suggesting steps for future research.
Boboschko, Irina, "IT-Driven Divestments: Towards Theoretical Multiplicity Through A Configurational Approach" (2022). ECIS 2022 Research Papers. 154.
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