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The Changing Roles of Innovation Actors and Organizational Antecedents in the Digital Age

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Drechsler, K., Reibenspieß, V., Eckhardt, A., & Wagner, H.-T. (2019). The Changing Roles of Innovation Actors and Organizational Antecedents in the Digital Age. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, Siegen, Germany. (VHB_3: C)

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Paper in Conference Proceedings

Abstract

Despite being acknowledged for playing a pivotal role in facilitating innovations in the digital age, there is a lack of research on the multifaceted role of digital innovation actors. This paper provides a systematic, multi-disciplinary literature review on innovation actors in a digital and non-digital context. Based on a search of 149 high-quality journals and conference proceedings, we identified 110 articles as relevant and categorized as well as synthesized the knowledge on innovation actors’ role and organizational antecedents in a digital and non-digital context. We find an increasing focus on innovation actors’ role in user communities in a digital context. Moreover, literature on organizational antecedents puts a stronger emphasis on allocating resources to innovation actors outside the organization. By analyzing extant research we provide a comprehensive summary on current knowledge and outline opportunities for future research on digital innovation actors.

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  • Chair of Information Systems and Innovation

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