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Skog, Daniel A.
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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 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 ()
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2018-09-10 Created: 2018-09-10 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically 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: 2019-01-15Bibliographically 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 ()
Available from: 2016-08-22 Created: 2016-08-15 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Mankevich, V., Skog, D., Wimelius, H. & Holmström, J. (2015). The hero with a hundred faces: the role of coopetition in innovation network evolution. In: : . Paper presented at Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference, The Interplay of Competition and Cooperation: Workshop and Discussion Forum.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The hero with a hundred faces: the role of coopetition in innovation network evolution
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Innovation networks, Coopetition, Case study, Digital Industry
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110065 (URN)
Conference
Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference, The Interplay of Competition and Cooperation: Workshop and Discussion Forum
Available from: 2015-10-14 Created: 2015-10-14 Last updated: 2018-06-07
Skog, D. A., Nylén, D. & Holmström, J. (2012). Digital convergence from within and without: Investigating digitalization and its implications for a local newspaper. In: : . Paper presented at The 2012 International Symposium on Media Innovations, Oslo, April 19-20, 2012.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital convergence from within and without: Investigating digitalization and its implications for a local newspaper
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85433 (URN)
Conference
The 2012 International Symposium on Media Innovations, Oslo, April 19-20, 2012
Available from: 2014-02-04 Created: 2014-02-04 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Skog, D. A. (2012). Survival of the Fittest?: Exploring the "How" in Inter-Firm Collaboration. In: Judith Molka-Danielsen, Christina Keller, Mikael Wiberg (Ed.), IRIS Selected papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia: IRIS 35 Designing the Interactive Society. Paper presented at The 35th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 35), August 17–20, 2012, Sigtuna, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Survival of the Fittest?: Exploring the "How" in Inter-Firm Collaboration
2012 (English)In: IRIS Selected papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia: IRIS 35 Designing the Interactive Society / [ed] Judith Molka-Danielsen, Christina Keller, Mikael Wiberg, 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to face the challenges derived from an increasingly competitive and disruptive environment, firms often engage in collaborative arrangements with other firms. While it is argued that inter-firm networks can serve as a way to catalyze innovation, to manage risks involved in R&D and to enable the creation of new value through co-creation, the causes and reasons for inter-firm collaboration are well-known. However, little effort has been focused at critically examining the challenges that co-creation brings on a network and firm-level. This research addresses this issue by taking a process perspective on the formation and development of an inter-firm network in relation to its technologically turbulent environment. Building on a case study involving firms from that network, this research shows that such arrangements may also involve challenges for participating firms. These challenges relates to a paradoxical tension between exploitation of relation-specific assets and success in the long- and short-term, but also a challenge in terms of positioning the firm within the network. 

Series
IRIS – Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, ISSN 1891-9863 ; 3
Keywords
Inter-firm collaboration, Co-creation, Creative industries
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85424 (URN)978-82-321-0090-3 (ISBN)
Conference
The 35th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 35), August 17–20, 2012, Sigtuna, Sweden
Available from: 2014-02-04 Created: 2014-02-04 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Nylén, D., Skog, D. A., Holmström, J. & Lyytinen, K.Cascading digital innovation: an analysis of cognitive change and identity collapse in a newspaper organization.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cascading digital innovation: an analysis of cognitive change and identity collapse in a newspaper organization
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102511 (URN)
Available from: 2015-04-28 Created: 2015-04-28 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Nylén, D., Skog, D. A., Holmström, J. & Lyytinen, K.The Longitudinal Dynamics of Digital Transformation: A Process Study of Change in a Newspaper Organization.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Longitudinal Dynamics of Digital Transformation: A Process Study of Change in a Newspaper Organization
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-155376 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-14 Created: 2019-01-14 Last updated: 2019-01-15
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