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Decelerated IT innovation: Negotiating global IT innovation initiatives in local settings
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. (IT Management)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. (IT Management)
Case Western Reserve University.
2010 (English)In: 43rd Hawaii international conference on systems sciences vols 1-5 (HICSS 2010), Computer Society Press , 2010, 4069-4078 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We examine an attempt to implement a joint IT infrastructure between a large multi-national high-technology manufacturing firm and a large mining firm. We identify several occasions where innovation failed and the manufacturing firm could not establish a new network of partnerships with their customers enabled by the introduced IT capabilities. Our study highlights a change in the forms of materiality within used control system technology – a shift from controlling isolated manufacturing devices into controlling networks of “smart” devices connected by Internet computing. While the new networked and ubiquitous computing infrastructure holds a potential for radical service innovation, this potential has not been fulfilled. One of the factors accounting for the failure is that the global IT innovation strategy was not well aligned to the local context and existing networks of actors. To explain this unfolding of events we coin the term “decelerated innovation”.

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Computer Society Press , 2010. 4069-4078 p.
, Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Proceedings, ISSN 1060-3425
Keyword [en]
IT Innovation, IT Infrastructure, Ubiquitous computing, Decelerated Innovation, ANT
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Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32224ISI: 000282391803037ISBN: 978-1-4244-5509-6OAI: diva2:302202
43rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS 2010), January 5-8, 2010
Available from: 2010-09-08 Created: 2010-03-04 Last updated: 2015-10-12Bibliographically approved

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