PACIS 2022 Proceedings

Paper Number

1487

Abstract

Organisations are having to implement rapid digital transformation programs in response to the impact of the global pandemic and the need to stay relevant in the ever-changing technology landscape. Leading digital transformation programs has become very challenging because business leaders are faced with a bewildering array of advice that is sometimes conflicting and often confusing. Providing some clarity for digital leadership (DLS) has become paramount both for industry practitioners and academic researchers. In this paper, we conducted a scoping review of 46 recent DLS and digital leader (DL) papers. Using thematic analysis, we categorised our findings into brief conceptual areas covering the definition of DLS, the theoretical foundations of DLS, DLS competencies, DLS critical success factors and the position of DLS in an organisation. Finally, we provided a DLS research agenda that is based on the DLS conceptual model developed.

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