Innovating under Uncertainty: Knowledge Recombination in the Digital Era

Creators: Hund, Axel and Beimborn, Daniel and Wagner, Heinz-Theo
Title: Innovating under Uncertainty: Knowledge Recombination in the Digital Era
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) Professional Development Workshop (PDW) - a feature within ICIS 2019
Event Location: München, Germany
Event Dates: 16. Dezember 2019
Projects: CROSS
Date: 2019
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): The creation of innovation is one of the central reasons why organizations exist. Proponents of the knowledge-based view argue that especially the ability to recombine knowledge is crucial for the creation of innovation. Today, digital technology is deeply embedded in most organizational processes and market offerings, which has enabled new ways for organizations to access knowledge from within and outside the organizational boundaries. Yet, heterogeneous knowledge is more difficult to recombine. To successfully recombine heterogeneous knowledge, organizations create digital innovation labs (DILs) to foster digital innovation. By studying DILs we are able to provide several contributions: (1) a more granular understanding of knowledge recombination in an increasingly digitized environment. We find that knowledge recombination encompasses several phases, in which different types of knowledge are prioritized. (2) Insights into how DILs must be set up in order to enable knowledge recombination. (3) Identification of specific mechanisms, which are used for different purposes during different phases of recombination.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
Citation:

Hund, Axel and Beimborn, Daniel and Wagner, Heinz-Theo (2019) Innovating under Uncertainty: Knowledge Recombination in the Digital Era. In: (Proceedings of the) Professional Development Workshop (PDW) - a feature within ICIS 2019, 16. Dezember 2019, München, Germany.

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