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Digital innovation: people, practices, tools


Ciriello, Raffaele Fabio. Digital innovation: people, practices, tools. 2017, University of Zurich, Faculty of Economics.

Abstract

Fostering innovation is essential to thrive and survive in the software industry. While the existing scientific literature widely assumes that companies can foster innovation by means of a centrally planned, top-down specified innovation process, little is known about the actual practices of innovative employees. This dissertation offers a distinct, practice-based perspective on digital innovation that emphasizes its bottom-up emerging character. Understanding digital innovation as a practice implies a paradigm shift from managing and controlling innovation processes to enabling and facilitating employee-driven innovation practices. The practice-based perspective is grounded in empirical insights from an in-depth qualitative case study at two software companies. By analyzing the important role of artifacts and social interaction in parallel, this dissertation contributes to a better understanding of digital innovation practices. Moreover, it presents tools to enable digital innovation practices by providing starting points to support employee-driven innovation with information systems.

Abstract

Fostering innovation is essential to thrive and survive in the software industry. While the existing scientific literature widely assumes that companies can foster innovation by means of a centrally planned, top-down specified innovation process, little is known about the actual practices of innovative employees. This dissertation offers a distinct, practice-based perspective on digital innovation that emphasizes its bottom-up emerging character. Understanding digital innovation as a practice implies a paradigm shift from managing and controlling innovation processes to enabling and facilitating employee-driven innovation practices. The practice-based perspective is grounded in empirical insights from an in-depth qualitative case study at two software companies. By analyzing the important role of artifacts and social interaction in parallel, this dissertation contributes to a better understanding of digital innovation practices. Moreover, it presents tools to enable digital innovation practices by providing starting points to support employee-driven innovation with information systems.

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Item Type:Dissertation
Referees:Schwabe Gerhard
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:08 Jan 2018 19:14
Last Modified:19 Mar 2018 09:37
Number of Pages:303
OA Status:Green
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:15633

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