This paper synthesizes prior research of digital innovation within a simple theoretical framework and catalyze future research.
Research question: What is known about digital innovation, how are the various research streams interrelated, what knowledge gaps exist, and what are fruitful areas of future research that contribute to managerial practice and theoretical knowledge?
3 dominant conceptualizations: IT innovation, digital innovation and IS innovation
7 dimensions of digital innovation: initiation; development; implementation; exploitation; the role of the external competitive environment; role of internal organizational environment; and product, service, and process outcomes
Areas of future research considered:
- Initiation and human agency
- Design of systems versus design of practices
- Implementation as directed versus an organic process
Individual summary for week 8 articles review:
Both articles we reviewed this week analyze and synthesize prior research and theories to explore theoretical foundations and then introduce their framework. In addition, both illustrate examples of application. Thus, they can be used as guidelines for our future articles when form/develop theoretical framework.