Institutional Logics of Digital Innovation

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Type and Duration

FFF-Förderprojekt, January 2015 until March 2017 (finished)


Hilti Chair of Business Process Management

Main Research

Business Process Management

Field of Research

Process Management


Digital technologies are ubiquitous (Lyytinen et al. 2004), they permeate virtually every aspect of organizational life (Zammuto et al. 2007) and are imperative for organizational innovation (Yoo et al. 2012). It is in the core of the Information Systems (IS) discipline to study the novel organizational application of digital technologies1. IS scholars typically investigate the diffusion and assimilation of digital technology and provide insights to differences in the adoption behavior across organizations and across technologies (Sidorova et al. 2008). These core interests in the field reflect a deep concern with the identification of preconditions and resources that help organizations innovate with digital technologies (see Fichman 2004). IS scholars explore relevant factors related to technologies and the diffusion context, organizations and adoption context, or the interrelation of technology and organization (Fichman 2000). These studies represent a rich body of knowledge that focuses on IT departments and IT experts as key actors in the adoption of new technologies (Fuller and Swanson 1992; Swanson 1994).

Reference to Liechtenstein

Digital innovation is a highly relevant topic for regional organizations. Therefore, the project is conducted in close cooperation with local companies. The results of the project are provided to the regional industry to facilitate exchange on innovation in today's digital world.


  • Tumbas, S., Schmiedel, T., & vom Brocke, J. (2015). Characterizing Multiple Institutional Logics for Innovation with Digital Technologies. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 05-08 Jan 2015, Hawaii, USA. (VHB_3: C)