We investigate the organizational capacities required to leverage digital infrastructures both (1) in re-sponse to crisis and external threats, and (2) in realizing the transformative potential associated with the digital infrastructures. Thus, our research question is: What is required for organizations to be able to transform in the face of disruptions and breakdowns? We report from an empirical study of a digital infrastructure innovation process in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which involved extensions and novel development of both the technology and the former service model. While the literature on organizational resilience offers us a conceptual framework to identify organizational capabilities, we lean on literature that foregrounds transformability as a crucial aspect of resilience. We discuss organ-izational capacities which are considered vital in realizing the potential for transformative crisis learn-ing in sociotechnical systems that builds adaptive capacity and influences the enactment of future or-ganisational routines.
Magutshwa, Sindisiwe; Aanestad, Margunn; and Hausvik, Geir Inge, "BEYOND CRISIS RESPONSE: LEVERAGING SOCIOTECH-NICAL TRANSFORMABILITY" (2022). 13th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems. 2.