Date of Graduation

12-2018

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Information Systems

Advisor

Pankaj Setia

Committee Member

Li Hao

Second Committee Member

Rajiv Sabherwal

Third Committee Member

Zachary Steelman

Abstract

In the last decade, innovation has undergone considerable changes in most industries. Digital innovation may represent the use of digital technology in the innovation process or to the end outcome of innovation. Over the years, innovation has become open, global, and collaborative in nature and involves diverse stakeholders and distributed innovation processes (Nambisan 2013; Nambisan et al. 2017). The importance of innovation will continue to grow in the future, as the business environment becomes increasingly uncertain and competitive. With the rapid development of digitized technologies, in addition to innovation outcomes such as new products, platforms, and services, IS researchers have developed an emerging interest in innovation process describing the diffusing, assimilating, or adapting of information technologies in various contexts. As the management of digital innovation becomes more complex and distributed, besides focusing on internal dynamics within firm boundaries, external dynamics also increases in importance. Therefore, this dissertation aims to examine the new organizational logic of digital innovation management, investigating its antecedents and consequences. In particular, Essays 1 and 2 examine internal dynamics, emphasizing the impact of key antecedents such as IT diversification, business diversification, IT-enabled capabilities, and business strategy. Essay 3 goes further to shed light on external dynamics of IT infrastructure governance and environmental uncertainty on the relationship between innovation and firm performance.

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