Innovation Success and Absorptive Capacity: The Combined Influence of Information Systems and Combinative Capabilities - A Theoretical Model

Creators: Moos, Bernhard and Wagner, Heinz-Theo and Beimborn, Daniel and Weitzel, Tim
Title: Innovation Success and Absorptive Capacity: The Combined Influence of Information Systems and Combinative Capabilities - A Theoretical Model
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) 19th American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Event Location: Chicago, ILL, USA
Event Dates: August, 15-17, 2013
Projects: CROSS
Additional Information: Conference Proceedings ; 5 Vol.
Date: 2013
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract: Innovation is important for a firm`s success and has been shown to be essentially influenced by absorptive capacity (ACAP). ACAP has been conceptualized by various dimensions that, in turn, rest on diverse antecedents. Currently, little is known about the impact of information systems (IS) on these dimensions of ACAP. Drawing on the complementarity argument that IS will only render an effect if jointly employed with complementary organizational capabilities, we develop a research model that elucidates the interplay of organizational capabilities, ACAP, and their effect on innovation success. In particular, we deal with combinative capabilities by splitting these organizational capabilities into mechanisms and control modes. Addressing calls in the literature and from industry, this model contributes to our understanding of how to build and improve a firm’s innovation capabilities by theorizing combinative capabilities and IS as antecedents of ACAP.
Citation:

Moos, Bernhard and Wagner, Heinz-Theo and Beimborn, Daniel and Weitzel, Tim (2013) Innovation Success and Absorptive Capacity: The Combined Influence of Information Systems and Combinative Capabilities - A Theoretical Model. In: (Proceedings of the) 19th American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), August, 15-17, 2013, Chicago, ILL, USA. ISBN 978-0-615-55907-0

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