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 are ubiquitous. Work is increasingly being virtualized, digitalized, or even completely automated. Bots, robots, and autonomous technologies abound – even in some unexpected contexts. New platform-based forms of digital organizing have emerged that take advantage of crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer, and virtual or augmented reality. Practices of valuation have been transformed through the rise of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and TripAdvisor; Innovation processes themselves are becoming less bounded, more open, less predictable and more fluid. New forms of venture creation are emerging due to the influence of novel digital technology on entrepreneurship. New business models of the sharing economy, (e.g., Uber, Lyft, AirBnB) are disrupting traditional industries and creating new marketspaces.

Our track invites researchers to re-evaluate traditional assumptions and create new theories about how digital technologies shape, change, or even upend knowledge about processes and outcomes of innovation, entrepreneurship, and new business models. The IS research community is uniquely positioned to address these issues, for at least two reasons. First, the information systems field emphasizes knowledge that attends to socio-technical organizing. Second, design research in information systems has a tradition of leveraging digital technologies for novel forms of activities. The research challenges related to issues of 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.

We welcome research from any tradition that advances existing theories or generates new theoretical lenses. We welcome conceptual, empirical (qualitative, quantitative, and computationally-intensive), and design-oriented research. We particularly welcome cross-disciplinary or cross-paradigmatic approaches that can generate novel insights to advance scholarly understanding and practical utility.

Track Chairs:
Yulin Fang, City University Hong Kong
Jan Recker, University of Hamburg
Susan Scott, London School of Economics
Yong Tan, University of Washington


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Sunday, December 12th

A Dynamic Analysis of the Complex Interplay Between Internal and External Networks of Open-source Projects on Innovation Behaviors

Kaige Gao, Case Western Reserve University
Youngjin Yoo, Case Western Reserve University
Aaron Schecter, University of Georgia

An Institutional Perspective on Digital Transformation

Johannes Kriebel, University pf Muenster
Johann Nils Foege, Leibniz University Hannover

Are You Ready for Digital Transformation? Digital Readiness Configurations and Business Value across Industries

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

Business Model Innovation and Financial Performance: An Institutional Perspective

Eduard Esau, Leibniz University Hannover
Christopher Jung, WWU Muenster
Thomas Schaeper, University of Muenster
Erk Piening, Leibniz University Hannover
Johann Nils Foege, Leibniz University Hannover

Digital Strategy as a Key Mediator of New Product Development Managers’ Decision-making Behavior and Innovative Capabilities: an Empirical Analysis

Ireen Kulish, RWTH Aachen University
Andrea Greven, RWTH Aachen University
Malte Brettel, RWTH Aachen University

Empower Audience Creativity Using Multi-Modal Video Analytics: Evidence from TED Talks

Wen Wang, Carnegie Mellon University
Beibei Li, Carnegie Mellon University

Enhancing Exaptation Through Modularity on Online Open Design Platforms

Yang Liu, University of Science and Technology of China
Hefu Liu, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China
Zhao Cai, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Weiquan Wang, City University of Hong Kong

Equity Crowdfunding and Startup Performance

nohyoon seong, KAIST
Keongtae Kim, Chinese Univ of Hong Kong

Everything Is IT, but IT Is Not Everything – What Incumbents Do to Manage Their Digital Transformation Towards Continuous Change

Michael Bitzer, FIM Research Center - University of Augsburg
Silvana Hinsen, University of Bayreuth
Jan Jöhnk, FIM Research Center - University of Bayreuth
Nils Urbach, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Impact of Digital-Only Bank Adoption on Consumer Consumption: Empirical Evidence

Sihan Fang, Nanyang Technological University
Hyeokkoo Eric Kwon, Nanyang Technological University
Yongjin Park, City University of Hong Kong

Investors' Herding Behavior in Crowdfunding Platform: Considering the Moderating Role of Environmental Factors

Zujun Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China
Hefu Liu, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China
Qian Huang, University of Science and Technology of China

Managing trust- A design theory and design principles

Fahame Emamjome, Queensland University of Technology
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology

Promoting Digital Innovation Capability Through Alliance Portfolio Composition

Theresa S. Bockelmann, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
David Bendig, University of Muenster
Colin Schulz, University of Muenster

Realization of Data-Driven Business Models in Incumbent Companies: An Exploratory Study Based on the Resource-Based View

Hergen Eilert Lange, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Paul Drews, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Markus Höft, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Scaling Agility: How Organizations Balance Tensions in Scaled-agile Organizations

Julian Frey, University of Bamberg
Axel Hund, University of Bamberg
Daniel Beimborn, University of Bamberg

Tackling Platform Competition in the Crowdsourcing: How Referral Programs Influence Activeness and Profitability

Yanping Guo, Wuhan University
Bingqing Xiong, University of Science and Technology of China
Yongqiang Sun, Wuhan University
Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School

Tech Giants and New Entry Threats

Weiling Song, Louisiana State University
Yang Pan, Tulane University

The Diffusion of Social Media Apps and Services in Online Social Networks – A Simulation Study

Alper Beşer, Technische Universität Dortmund
Richard Lackes, Technische Universität Dortmund

The Role of CDOs in Signaling Digital Transformation Endeavors: An Analysis of Firms’ External Communication Tools

Dennis Renee Metzler, University of Goettingen
Steffen Bankamp, University of Goettingen
Jan Muntermann, University of Goettingen
Matthias Palmer, University of Goettingen

The Role of Competitive Actions in Maximizing Visibility When Entering Algorithmically Managed Ecosystems

Joaquin Rodriguez, Grenoble Ecole de Management
Gabriele Piccoli, Lousiana State University

Towards Designing Live 360° Virtual Tours

Christian Peukert, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Fabian Brossok, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Marc Adam, University of Newcastle

Traditional vs Cloud-Based Services: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Yuan Dong, Temple University
Subodha Kumar, Fox School

Understanding Inertia in Digital Transformation: A Literature Review and Multilevel Research Framework

Thomas Haskamp, Hasso Plattner Institute
Christian Dremel, Department of Computer Science
Carolin Marx, Hasso Plattner Institut, University of Potsdam
Falk Uebernickel, Hasso Plattner Institute