The Current State and Future Opportunities of Digital Innovation: A Literature Review

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Services  
Faculty/Professorship: University of Bamberg  
Author(s): Hund, Axel ; Drechsler, Katharina ; Reibenspiess, Victoria
Title of the compilation: Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Corporate Body: European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 27th, 2019, Stockholm-Uppsala, Sweden
Publisher Information: AISeL
Year of publication: 2019
Pages: Online-Ressource
Language(s): English
Digital innovation has already disrupted numerous industries and is challenging extant theories about innovation. However, until now there is no comprehensive review that systemizes the current state of knowledge on digital innovation. Since publication rates on digital innovation increased fivefold since 2015, it is especially important to understand how the field is developing. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview on how the field has developed, identify under-researched topics and under-used methods to guide future research. In our structured literature review, we systemize the findings by differentiating between two dimensions - digital innovation as a process and as an outcome. Furthermore, we explore determinants of digital innovation by taking three different levels of analysis into consideration: individual, organizational and environmental. By including extant research until today, we provide a comprehensive summary on current knowledge on digital innovation and identify opportunities for future research.
Keywords: digital innovation, literature review, multilevel perspective
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 2. September 2019