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Decelerated IT Innovation: Negotiating Global IT Innovation Initiatives in Local Settings

Johan Sandberg
Umeå University, Sweden
Jonny Holmström
Umeå University, Sweden
Kalle Lyytinen
Case Western Reserve University, USA


Abstract
We examine IT innovation processes and associated effects on industrial automation for a global supplier of high-technology automation equipment (ABB) and their customer (LKAB), a large mining firm. Our study highlights a change in the forms of materiality within used automation 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 unexploited potential being how the global IT service 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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Reference:Sandberg, J., Holmström, J., Lyytinen, K. (2009). "Decelerated IT Innovation: Negotiating Global IT Innovation Initiatives in Local Settings," Proceedings > Proceedings of JAIS Theory Development Workshop . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 9(58). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/9-58
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Item Type:Article - Volume 9 Article 58 (2009)
Language:English
Email: Johan Sandberg ( johan.sandberg@informatik.umu.se )
Jonny Holmström (jonny.holmstrom@informatik.umu.se)
Kalle Lyytinen (kalle@case.edu)

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