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, and robots are reshaping and disrupting established ways of business operations. 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. New platform-based forms of digital organizing have emerged that take advantage of crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer, and virtual or augmented reality. Innovation processes themselves are becoming less bounded, more open, less predictable and more fluid. 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 and methods 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, the information systems field is inherently interdisciplinary in nature, covering behavioral, organizational, economic, and technical aspects of information and communication technologies.

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.

Track Co-Chairs
M. Kathryn Brohman, Ph.D., Queen’s University, Canada
Zhengrui (Jeffrey) Jiang, Ph.D., Nanjing University
Lisen Selander, Ph.D., University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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Monday, December 12th
12:00 AM

Cascading Digital Options and the Evolution of Digital Infrastructures: The Case of IIoT

Katharina Drechsler, University of Liechtenstein
Thomas Grisold, University of Liechtenstein
Stefan Seidel, University of Liechtenstein

12:00 AM

Concentration and Platform Growth in the Sharing Economy: A Resource Partitioning Perspective

Angela Lu, City University of Hong Kong
Abhay Mishra, Information Systems and Business Analytics
Jintao Du, City University of Hong Kong

12:00 AM

Creating Opportunity amid Geographic Constraint on Digital Innovation Discourses

Shaila M. Miranda, University of Oklahoma
Qidi Xing, University of Oklahoma
Sophie Zhai, University of Oklahoma

12:00 AM

Data Liquidity: Conceptualization, Measurement and Determinants

Gabriele Piccoli, Lousiana State University
Joaquin Rodriguez, Grenoble Ecole de Management
Ida Asadi Someh, University of Queensland
Barbara Wixom, MIT Sloan School of Management

12:00 AM

Digital Affordances and Digital Capabilities: Evidence from Six AI Startups

Ting Li, Queen's University
Yi (Zoe) Zou, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Yolande E. Chan, McGill University

12:00 AM

Digital Bricolage: Creating a Digital Transformation from Nothing

Stan Karanasios, University of Queensland
PK Senyo, University of Southampton
John Effah, University of Ghana
Aljona Zorina, University of Leeds

12:00 AM

“Digital In, Digital Out?“ – Evidence for a Curvilinear Relationship Between IT Experience in Top Management Teams and Firms’ Digital Orientation

Florian Wedel, RWTH Aachen University
Sebastian Kruse, RWTH Aachen University
Christoph Maus, RWTH Aachen University
Malte Brettel, RWTH Aachen University

12:00 AM

Effects of CEO Political Orientation on Software-Driven Innovation

Inmyung Choi, Texas Tech University
Alain Pinsonneault, McGill University
Kunsoo Han, McGill University

12:00 AM

Evolution of Digital Innovation Units for Digital Transformation – The Convergence of Motors of Change

Annalena Lorson, Hasso Plattner Institute
Christian Dremel, Department of Computer Science
Falk Uebernickel, Hasso Plattner Institute

12:00 AM

Growing through Platform Distinctiveness in Early Saturated Markets

Shiyuan(Eric) Liu, Stockholm School of Economics
Ola Henfridsson, University of Miami
Joe Nandhakumar, University of Warwick

12:00 AM

Humanizing Digital Transformation Across People and Things: An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Real-time Feedback Types on Performance

Guohou Shan, Temple University
Michael Rivera, Temple University

12:00 AM

Hunting the Treasure: Modeling Data Ecosystem Value Co-Creation

Can Azkan, Fraunhofer ISST
Frederik Möller, TU Dortmund University
Martin Ebel, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Taskeen Iqbal, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Boris Otto, Fraunhofer ISST
Jens Poeppelbuss, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

12:00 AM

Hyperbolic Organizational Identity and Identity of Digital Artifacts: A Comparative Study of Healthcare Innovations

Dongyeob Kim, Case Western Reserve University
Youngjin Yoo, Case Western Reserve University

12:00 AM

Power Distribution of IT Executives in the TMT: When Should It Be Equal?

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

12:00 AM

Punctuated Multi-Layered Liminality in Digital Transformation: The Case of an Automotive Platform

Thomas Haskamp, Hasso Plattner Institute
Christian Dremel, Department of Computer Science
Nicholas Berente, University of Notre Dame
Youngjin Yoo, Case Western Reserve University
Falk Uebernickel, Hasso Plattner Institute

12:00 AM

Return of the Movie Night? Analyzing the Impact of Netflix Subscriptions on Offline Movie Spending

Sihan Fang, Nanyang Technological University
Anand Gopal, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Hyeokkoo Eric Kwon, Nanyang Technological University
Yongjin Park, City University of Hong Kong

12:00 AM

Striving for Global Optima in Digital Transformation: A Paradox Theory Approach

Altus Viljoen, Technical University of Munich
Andreas Hein, Technical University of Munich
Leonard Przybilla, Technical University of Munich
David Soto Setzke, Technical University of Munich
Helmut Krcmar, Technical University of Munich

12:00 AM

When Do Firms Add Digital Platforms? Organizational Status as an Enabler to Incumbents’ Platformization

Mengjin Gao, Korea University
Young-Kyu Kim, Korea University
Jieun KIm, Korea university business school
Dongwon Lee, Korea University
Sungyong Um, National University of Singapore

12:00 AM