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Andersson, Magnus
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Andersson, M., Lindgren, R. & Henfridsson, O. (2008). Architectural Knowledge in Inter-Organizational IT Innovation. Journal of strategic information systems, 17(1), 19-38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Architectural Knowledge in Inter-Organizational IT Innovation
2008 (English)In: Journal of strategic information systems, ISSN 0963-8687, E-ISSN 1873-1198, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 19-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the front-end process of inter-organizational IT innovation. In particular, it focuses on the nature and role of architectural knowledge. Such knowledge is important for development of architectures capable of serving the goals of heterogeneous actors and associated technologies. Yet, surprisingly little research has been done on how architectural knowledge may be developed through collective achievements. This paper presents a theoretical model of architectural knowledge development in inter-organizational IT innovation. Applying this model throughout an action research project within the Swedish transport industry, the paper identifies four dimensions of architectural knowledge that proved important for facilitating an industry-wide ubiquitous computing environment. The four dimensions are technology capability awareness, use context sensitivity, business model understanding, and boundary-spanning competence. We conclude the paper by outlining the theoretical and strategy implications of the model and the four dimensions of architectural knowledge.

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urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-5598 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-25 Created: 2008-05-22 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Lindgren, R., Andersson, M. & Henfridsson, O. (2008). Multi-Contextuality in Boundary Spanning Practices. Information Systems Journal, 18(6), 641-661
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multi-Contextuality in Boundary Spanning Practices
2008 (English)In: Information Systems Journal, ISSN 1350-1917, E-ISSN 1365-2575, Vol. 18, no 6, p. 641-661Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The capability to establish boundary spanning practices within and across organizations has for long been recognized as a key strategic resource. As organizations are becoming distributed and dynamic, they will be increasingly populated by multiple functional, geographical, hierarchical, and professional boundaries. The inherent complexity of such settings makes it difficult for organizations to leverage their boundary spanning practices. IT systems have been hailed as a critical enabler of boundary spanning. However, there is little knowledge on how organizations are affected by the introduction of different types of IT systems. Building on an interpretive case study of Swedish transport organizations, this paper explores consequences of sensor technology for boundary spanning. The paper contributes with an understanding of what co-existing use contexts mean for boundary spanning practices. A theoretical implication is that such multi-contextuality requires an integrative view on boundary spanning that combines insights from the organizational innovation and work practice literatures.

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urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-5599 (URN)doi:10.1111/j.1365-2575.2007.00245.x (DOI)
Available from: 2010-01-25 Created: 2008-05-22 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
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