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From Solution Trap to Solution Patchwork: Tensions in Digital Health in the Global Context


Staehelin, Dario; Miscione, Gianluca; Dolata, Mateusz (2023). From Solution Trap to Solution Patchwork: Tensions in Digital Health in the Global Context. In: 2023 International Conference on Information Systems, Hyderabad, India, 10 December 2023 - 13 December 2023. Association for Information Systems, online.

Abstract

This paper problematizes underlying assumptions in Design Science Research – and Information Systems Research more broadly by conceptualizing the „solution trap“. The solution trap is caused by the incompatibility of co-existing solutions in complex socio-technical contexts. Information systems bring diverse cultures and theories together, causing tensions in the different institutional logics. We emphasize the need for a nuanced understanding of context unevenness and propose solution patchwork as a coordination approach to evade the solution trap. Substantiating the preliminary insights and propositions with a literature review and further empirical grounding will transition this research-in-progress to a full paper.

Abstract

This paper problematizes underlying assumptions in Design Science Research – and Information Systems Research more broadly by conceptualizing the „solution trap“. The solution trap is caused by the incompatibility of co-existing solutions in complex socio-technical contexts. Information systems bring diverse cultures and theories together, causing tensions in the different institutional logics. We emphasize the need for a nuanced understanding of context unevenness and propose solution patchwork as a coordination approach to evade the solution trap. Substantiating the preliminary insights and propositions with a literature review and further empirical grounding will transition this research-in-progress to a full paper.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Scope:Discipline-based scholarship (basic research)
Language:English
Event End Date:13 December 2023
Deposited On:11 Jan 2024 16:43
Last Modified:06 Mar 2024 14:40
Publisher:Association for Information Systems
Series Name:International Conference on Information Systems
Number:10
ISBN:978-1-958200-07-0
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2023/emergpand/emergpand/10
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:24249
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English