From Drift to Central Guidance: A Path Constitution Perspectivce on the Platformization on an Information Infrastructure

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Resumé

Responding to competitive pressures arising from digitalization, traditional companies are increasingly turning towards platform strategies to gain speed in the development of digital value propositions and overcome rigidities of pre-existing information technology landscapes. Based on a case study of the LEGO Group’s digitalization journey, this paper elaborates how brick-and-mortar companies can break away from a drifting information infrastructure and trigger its transformation into a digital platform. The case analysis conceptualizes information infrastructure evolution as a path-dependent process and develops a process model on the creation of a new ‘platformization’ path through mindful deviations by architects that guide collective action. This perspective depicts the transformation journey as a process of socio-technical path constitution that is shaped by deliberate human interventions and emergent forces from path dependencies.
Responding to competitive pressures arising from digitalization, traditional companies are increasingly turning towards platform strategies to gain speed in the development of digital value propositions and overcome rigidities of pre-existing information technology landscapes. Based on a case study of the LEGO Group’s digitalization journey, this paper elaborates how brick-and-mortar companies can break away from a drifting information infrastructure and trigger its transformation into a digital platform. The case analysis conceptualizes information infrastructure evolution as a path-dependent process and develops a process model on the creation of a new ‘platformization’ path through mindful deviations by architects that guide collective action. This perspective depicts the transformation journey as a process of socio-technical path constitution that is shaped by deliberate human interventions and emergent forces from path dependencies.

Konference

KonferenceThe 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2018
Nummer26
LokationUniversity of Portsmouth
LandStorbritannien
ByPortsmouth
Periode23/06/201828/06/2018
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0034

Emneord

  • Information infrastructure transformation
  • Digital platform
  • Path constitution
  • Path dependence

Citer dette

Törmer, R. L., & Henningsson, S. (2018). From Drift to Central Guidance: A Path Constitution Perspectivce on the Platformization on an Information Infrastructure. I ECIS 2018 Proceedings Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
Törmer, Robert Lorenz ; Henningsson, Stefan. / From Drift to Central Guidance : A Path Constitution Perspectivce on the Platformization on an Information Infrastructure. ECIS 2018 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2018. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).
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From Drift to Central Guidance : A Path Constitution Perspectivce on the Platformization on an Information Infrastructure. / Törmer, Robert Lorenz; Henningsson, Stefan.

ECIS 2018 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2018.

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