Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship and New Business Models

Track Description
Wave after wave of novel digital technologies are continually enabling new products, processes, and modes of organizing. Digital innovations rooted in mobile and distributed computing, social media, digital platforms, data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchains, Internet of Things, cloud computing, virtual reality, robots are reshaping and disrupting established ways of doing things. Digital innovations generate new possibilities for innovation and entrepreneurship in a wide range of domains including healthcare, education, retail, finance, manufacturing, and service industries. Indeed, organizations must innovate continuously in order to thrive.

Digital innovation, entrepreneurship and transformation is ubiquitous. Work is increasingly being virtualized, digitalized or even completely automated (Davenport and Kirby 2015). Bots, robots, and autonomous technologies abound – even in some unexpected contexts (Salge and Karahanna 2018; Seidel et al. 2019). Innovation processes themselves are becoming less bounded, more open, less predictable and more fluid (Yoo et al. 2012; Majchrzak and Markus 2013; Nambisan et al. 2017). New forms of venture creation are emerging due to the influence of novel digital technology on entrepreneurship (Nambisan 2017; Autio et al. 2018; von Briel et al. 2018a; von Briel et al. 2018b).

Our track invites researchers to re-evaluate traditional assumptions and create new theories about how digital technologies shape, change or even upend knowledge of processes and outcomes innovation, entrepreneurship and business models. The IS research community is uniquely positioned to address these issues of the imbrication of technological and social forms of venture and value creation for two reasons. First, the information systems field emphasizes knowledge that attends to both technical and social dimensions of organizing. Second, the design research tradition in information systems focuses on need-solution pairing that involves leveraging digital technologies for novel forms of activities.

The research challenges related to digital innovation, entrepreneurship and new business models require the joint effort of scholars with an interest in the role of digital technology, be they from fields of information systems research, management science, organizational studies, innovation management, entrepreneurship or other disciplines. We welcome interdisciplinary work, but require a salient focus on information systems in the formulation of the research objectives and contribution.

Track Chairs
Nicholas Berente, University of Notre Dame,
Anand Gopal, University of Maryland,
Jan Recker, University of Cologne,

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Monday, December 14th

Digitalization and Industry Architecture Change: The Case of South Korean Television Media Industry

Jaehoon Jeong, University of Warwick
Zhewei Zhang, Warwick Business School
Joe Nandhakumar, University of Warwick
Youngjin Yoo, Case Western Reserve University

Do Frequent Platform Versions Benefit Platform Developers and Owners?

Burcu Tan Erciyes, The University of New Mexico
Shi-Ying Lim, National University of Singapore
Sungyong Um, National University of Singapore
Edward Anderson, University of Texas at Austin

Early-Stage Resource Acquisition Processes in a Digital Healthcare Venture

Suho Han, Syracuse University
Shi-Ying Lim, National University of Singapore

Exploring design principles for stimuli in business model development tools

Daniel Szopinski, Paderborn University

Governing Digital Transformation: A New Perspective

Gongtai Wang, The University of Queensland
Andrew Burton-Jones, The University of Queensland

Interfaces and the Dynamics of Digital Ecosystems: A Study of the Online Travel Ecosystem

Roser Pujadas, LSE
Erika Valderrama, London School of Economics
Will Venters, London School of Economics

Measuring Open Innovation through Textual Analysis: An Assessment of Nonlinear Performance Implications

Thomas Schaeper, University of Muenster
Christopher Jung, WWU Muenster
J. Nils Foege, University of Hannover
Stephan Nüesch, University of Muenster

Open Communities and Formal Organizations: A Symbiosis View

Tanner Skousen, University of Georgia
Hani Safadi, University of Georgia
Rick Watson, University of Georgia

Overcoming Deficiencies for Innovation in SMEs: IT for Closed Innovation versus IT for Open Innovation

Mariana Andrade, Nanyang Technological University
Terence Saldanha, University of Georgia
Jiban Khuntia, University of Colorado Denver
Abhishek Kathuria, Indian School of Business
Waifong Boh, Nanyang Technological University

Realizing Digital Innovation from Artificial Intelligence

Anthony May, Institute of Information Management
André Sagodi, Institute of Information Management
Christian Dremel, Chair of Industrial Information Systems
Benjamin van Giffen, University of St. Gallen

Reconsidering Modularity for Radical Innovation in the Digital World

Simona Schamper, RWTH Aachen University
Andrea Greven, RWTH Aachen University
Malte Brettel, RWTH Aachen University

Resource Modularization and Digitalization in a Hypercompetitive Landscape

Hangzhi Pang, National University of Singapore
Jungpil Hahn, National University of Singapore

Shh! … I Got Help to Become Smart: Should Incumbent Firms Disclose Their Cooperation with a Startup?

Melina Schleef, Bielefeld University
Nicola Bilstein, Bielefeld University
Christian Stummer, Bielefeld University

Strategic Initiatives and Digital Resources: Construct Definition and Future Research Directions

Gabriele Piccoli, Lousiana State University
Joaquin Rodriguez, Louisiana State University
Varun Grover, University of Arkansas

The Impact of Digital Transformation on Incumbent Firms: An Analysis of Changes, Challenges, and Responses at the Business Model Level

Dennis Renee Metzler, University of Goettingen
Jan Muntermann, University of Goettingen

Understanding Generativity in Use: Triggers, and Search Paths in IKEA User Hacks

Tian Heong Chan, Emory University
Shi-Ying Lim, National University of Singapore

When It Takes Three to Tango in the Digital Transformation Age: Synergies between Digital Orientation, Change Commitment and Organizational Agility

Dinh Khoi Nguyen, University of Groningen
Thijs Broekhuizen, University of Groningen
John Qi Dong, University of Groningen
P.C. Verhoef, University of Groningen

Where Does the Data Go? Data Modelling and Reuse in Crowdsourcing for Social Innovation

Ryan J. A. Murphy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland