Harnessing Generativity of Digital Objects Through Process Innovation

Morgan-Thomas, A. (2014) Harnessing Generativity of Digital Objects Through Process Innovation. The 59th Annual Conference of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB 2014), Dublin Ireland, 11-14 Jun 2014. (Unpublished)

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Contemporary entrepreneurial landscape is marked by opportunities emerging from the convergence of digitization and innovation. The generative and ubiquitous nature of digitization, defined as increasing saturation of business processes with information technology (Kallinikos 2009), manifest itself in digital start-ups, new business models, new product and service designs, and new forms of organizing (Amit and Zott 2001, Desyllas and Sako 2013). Reflecting these realities, entrepreneurship research offers insights into digital entrepreneurship. Focusing on entrepreneurial digital innovation, studies consider process innovation and the new organizational forms (Boland et al. 2007; Franke et al., 2008). There has been interest in strategies of digital start-ups (Rindova and Kotha, 2001), strategizing in nascent fields (Santos and Eisenhardt 2009); and entrepreneurial business models (Zott and Amit 2007). The current study hopes to advance our understanding of digital entrepreneurship by exploring the nexus of opportunity and digital technology. Focusing on innovations in business process, our specific objective is to examine how digital technologies mesh with business process to generate digital process innovations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Morgan-Thomas, Professor Anna
Authors: Morgan-Thomas, A.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management

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