A Collective Action Perspective on Technological innovation in Business/Government Networks

Boriana Rukanova, Helle Zinner Henriksen, Ariane Von Raesfeld, Eva Jantine van (Eveline) Stijn, Yao-Hua Tan

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    A major challenge for European governments is solving the dilemma of increasing security and control of international trade, while at the same time reducing the administrative overhead. The EU focuses on the introduction of paperless IS to tackle this. In order to really bring benefits for both parties and address the dilemma, it becomes increasingly important that governments and businesses look for alternative innovative solutions that go beyond simply replacing paper-based systems with IT. However the EU works with a predefined, long-term agenda which is linked to the EU legislation. Even if such alternative innovative solutions are developed, they are doomed to fail, if a network of powerful actors is not (or is inappropriately) mobilized to bring the desired change up to the legislative level. There is only limited understanding about how such networks can be mobilized. In this paper, we investigate the Beer Living Lab (Beer LL) pilot project applying the collective action model of institutional innovation of Hargrave and Van de Ven. The model appears to be an interesting lens to analyze the eCustoms developments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2007 Proceedings
    Number of pages12
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2007
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event15th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2007: Relevant rigor - Rigorous relevance - St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Duration: 7 Jun 20079 Jun 2007
    Conference number: 15


    Conference15th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2007
    CitySt. Gallen

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