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Skog, Daniel A., Biträdande lektor
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Kandaurova, M. & Skog, D. A. (2024). Initiating and expanding data network effects: a longitudinal case study of generativity in the evolution of an AI platform. In: Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: . Paper presented at The 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2024 (pp. 6250-6259).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Initiating and expanding data network effects: a longitudinal case study of generativity in the evolution of an AI platform
2024 (English)In: Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2024, p. 6250-6259Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explores the emergence and expansion of data network effects (DNEs) in AI platforms. Previous research has focused on direct and indirect network effects. However, the rise of AI platforms necessitates understanding DNEs for platforms’ learning and improvement. Through a longitudinal case study of a Conversational AI (CAI) platform's 12-year evolution, the study identifies generative feedback loops as the mechanism for DNEs. These loops are initiated by adding functions that enhance the platform's generative capacity, resulting in more diverse data that improves platform learning. DNEs develop through interactions with different ecosystem actors, including clients and external developers, and rely on various data sources beyond user data to enhance AI platform capabilities. This study contributes to IS literature, specifically digital platform literature, following recent calls to empirically examine DNEs to better understand how AI platforms grow and improve their algorithmic capabilities over time.

Series
Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, ISSN 2572-6862
Keywords
Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship, ai platforms, data network effects, digital platforms, generativity, longitudinal case study
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
computer and systems sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-218707 (URN)978-0-9981331-7-1 (ISBN)
Conference
The 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2024
Available from: 2023-12-28 Created: 2023-12-28 Last updated: 2023-12-28Bibliographically approved
Sjöström, H., Sivakumar, P. & Skog, D. A. (2023). Digital innovation diffusion: a case study of an X-reality innovation diffusion. In: : . Paper presented at The 46th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS2023), Porvoo, Finland, August 13-16, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital innovation diffusion: a case study of an X-reality innovation diffusion
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Digital innovation (DI) has enabled businesses to enhance their existing market offerings by integrating digital features. Despite advanced technologies, substantial marketing efforts, and global recognition, businesses can still struggle to convince customers to adopt their digital market offerings. This process of spreading novel innovation is known as diffusion. In the fast-growing digital world, due to the unique characteristics of DI, traditional diffusion theories and models show limited explanatory power, creating challenges for researchers and practitioners alike. With the aim of exploring these challenges, we position our research within the IS literature with the following research question:"How and why do diffusion enablers and barriers emerge during digital innovation?". We conducted an interpretive case study of Company X, one of the world's largest consulting firms and an active DI practitioner. Our findings suggest that digital innovation diffusion can be enabled or hindered by several understudied interdependencies in its technological architecture. Furthermore, for successful diffusion, how DI distributes the division of labor between actors and subsequent layers must be effectively embedded and aligned for value in the clients' context in order to diffuse successfully. This study provides novel insights and compelling research avenues. 

Keywords
Digital Innovation, Diffusion, Layered Modular Architecture, Technological Embedding, Service-Dominant Logic
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
computer and systems sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-217655 (URN)
Conference
The 46th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS2023), Porvoo, Finland, August 13-16, 2023
Available from: 2023-12-11 Created: 2023-12-11 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Skog, D. A. & Öbrand, L. (2022). A Process Framework for Digital Transforming: Multilayered, Conjunctive and Cumulative Processes of Digital Materializing and Organizing. In: : . Paper presented at 4th Nordic Workshop on Digital Foundations of Business, Operations, Strategy and Innovation, Umeå, Sweden, February 10-11, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Process Framework for Digital Transforming: Multilayered, Conjunctive and Cumulative Processes of Digital Materializing and Organizing
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-192574 (URN)
Conference
4th Nordic Workshop on Digital Foundations of Business, Operations, Strategy and Innovation, Umeå, Sweden, February 10-11, 2022
Available from: 2022-02-17 Created: 2022-02-17 Last updated: 2022-02-17Bibliographically approved
Skog, D. A., Sandberg, J. & Wimelius, H. (2021). How Spotify Balanced Trade-Offs in Pursuing Digital Platform Growth. MIS Quarterly Executive, 20(4), 259-274, Article ID 6.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Spotify Balanced Trade-Offs in Pursuing Digital Platform Growth
2021 (English)In: MIS Quarterly Executive, ISSN 1540-1960, E-ISSN 1540-1979, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 259-274, article id 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Digital service platforms need to be embedded in external device platforms because they are not bundled with a proprietary device. From our analysis of the Spotify music streaming service, we have identified three strategic objectives that service platform providers need to pursue as they establish and scale their services. Achieving each objective will require trade-offs, and we described the tactics Spotify used to manage these trade-offs. We conclude by providing recommendations on how other service platform providers can apply these tactics

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2021
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
computer and systems sciences; Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-190707 (URN)10.17705/2msqe.00053 (DOI)000734176500006 ()2-s2.0-85131442575 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2021-12-22 Created: 2021-12-22 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Holmström, J. & Skog, D. A. (2020). Towards the circular economy in the Swedish biobased industry: Leveraging the value of digitalization and artificial intelligence.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards the circular economy in the Swedish biobased industry: Leveraging the value of digitalization and artificial intelligence
2020 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-170459 (URN)
Available from: 2020-05-05 Created: 2020-05-05 Last updated: 2020-05-06
Skog, D. A. (2019). The Dynamics of Digital Transformation: the Role of Digital Innovation, Ecosystems and Logics in Fundamental Organizational Change. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Dynamics of Digital Transformation: the Role of Digital Innovation, Ecosystems and Logics in Fundamental Organizational Change
2019 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation investigates digital transformation, understood here as processes where organizational actors engage in digital innovation and transform their organizations in order to respond to change in their business and technology environments. Specifically, it examines the dynamics of digital transformation, seeking to understand the key sociotechnical elements and their relationships that drive digital transformation processes and influence how they unfold over time. To theorize the dynamics of digital transformation, I synthesize extant knowledge with contributions from four appended research papers.

The outset for theorizing in this dissertation is a body of literature that has begun to accumulate knowledge on digital transformation as a distinct phenomenon. Within this literature, I identify three main areas that are vital to understanding digital transformation processes, yet have so far not been sufficiently theorized. First, research on digital transformation often describe it as a complex and longitudinal process that involves several sequences of digital innovation, yet it has primarily been studied in the form of discrete instances of innovation decoupled in time and space. As a result, current knowledge on digital transformation as a longitudinal process is limited. Second, the literature on digital transformation emphasize that interactions between digital business and technology environments and organizations are crucial for explaining why and how digital transformation unfolds. At the same time, however, the literature has so far not been able to offer a conceptualization of these interactions in ways that make formative influence over time visible. Third, existing research on digital transformation has remained dominantly focused on the role of managers and paid limited attention to other organizational actors in digital transformation.

Addressing the limitations identified in existing digital transformation research, I draw upon established theoretical concepts and the four appended research papers to theorize a conceptual framework on digital transformation dynamics. The conceptual framework contributes to research by clarifying a set of theoretical concepts and relationships that are instrumental for addressing digital transformation as a sequential and cumulative process, and the actors, agency and actions that realize digital transformation over time. It is supportive of future theorizing of digital transformation as a subject matter related yet distinct from other forms of organizational change enabled by technology use.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå Universitet, 2019. p. 81
Series
Research reports in informatics, ISSN 1401-4572 ; RR-19.01
Keywords
digital transformation, digital innovation, digital ecosystem, digital logic, process method
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-155437 (URN)978-91-7855-010-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2019-02-08, Ma121, Mit-huset, Umeå, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-15 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Skog, D. A. & Öbrand, L. (2019). What Materiality is not, Materializing is:  Theorizing the Role of Digital Technology in Process Studies. In: : . Paper presented at 11th International Process Symposium (PROS), Chania, Greece, June 19-22, 2019..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What Materiality is not, Materializing is:  Theorizing the Role of Digital Technology in Process Studies
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-159787 (URN)
Conference
11th International Process Symposium (PROS), Chania, Greece, June 19-22, 2019.
Available from: 2019-06-07 Created: 2019-06-07 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Skog, D. A., Wimelius, H. & Sandberg, J. (2018). Digital Disruption. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 60(5), 431-437
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital Disruption
2018 (English)In: Business & Information Systems Engineering, ISSN 2363-7005, E-ISSN 1867-0202, Vol. 60, no 5, p. 431-437Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Digital disruption, Digital innovation, Disruptive innovation theory
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-151698 (URN)10.1007/s12599-018-0550-4 (DOI)000444712800005 ()2-s2.0-85052993222 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2018-09-10 Created: 2018-09-10 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Skog, D., Wimelius, H. & Sandberg, J. (2018). Digital Service Platform Evolution: How Spotify Leveraged Boundary Resources to Become a Global Leader in Music Streaming. In: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: . Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 2-6, 2018, Waikoloa, HI, USA (pp. 4564-4573).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital Service Platform Evolution: How Spotify Leveraged Boundary Resources to Become a Global Leader in Music Streaming
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2018, p. 4564-4573Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Research on digital platform evolution is largely focused on how platform-owners leverage boundary resources to facilitate and control contributions from external developers to extend the functional diversity and scope of a digital device. However, our knowledge of the digital platforms that carve out their existence exclusively in the service layer of industry architectures, i.e. without proprietary device connections, is limited. The concept of digital service platforms directs attention to such platforms, the role of end-users as value co-creators, and devices as requisite, but not necessarily proprietary, distribution mechanisms for service. Based on a longitudinal case study of Spotify, this paper contributes by demonstrating that digital service platform evolution is characterized by specific architectural conditions that rationalize the use of boundary resources for extending scale rather than scope, and for resourcing and controlling not only developers but also end-users as a means to strategically adjust the evolutionary process.

Keywords
digital Innovation boundary resources, digital innovation, digital platform, digital service platform, spotify
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143992 (URN)978-0-9981331-1-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 2-6, 2018, Waikoloa, HI, USA
Available from: 2018-01-16 Created: 2018-01-16 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Skog, D. A. (2016). Local game, global rules: exploring technological heterogeneity exploitation in digital creative cluster evolution. Industry and Innovation, 23(6), 531-550
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local game, global rules: exploring technological heterogeneity exploitation in digital creative cluster evolution
2016 (English)In: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390, Vol. 23, no 6, p. 531-550Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cluster evolution research suggests that maintaining an optimal technological heterogeneity that is exploitable by cluster actors is key to sustainable cluster development. This paper argues that exploring this optimal span and its influence on local synergy creation calls for understanding the interaction between cluster actions, local conditions for collaboration, and heterogeneity requirements over time. For this purpose, a longitudinal case study is conducted, tracing the development of a digital creative cluster that has experienced the initiation, rise, and decline of local technological heterogeneity exploitation. By applying institutional logics as a sensitising device, the analysis explores how actors interact with local and theme structures in this process. Findings show how hub-firms draw on creative norms and technologies to produce situated heterogeneity requirements. These are assessed with co-location factors and accumulated experience of local collaboration to produce local organising rationales that guides decisions to engage in local collaboration.

Keywords
Cluster evolution, creative industries, network dynamics, institutional logics
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124500 (URN)10.1080/13662716.2016.1185358 (DOI)000379951800004 ()2-s2.0-84969142740 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-08-22 Created: 2016-08-15 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
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