Digital "X": A New Tune for IS Research or Old Wine in New Bottles

Abayomi Baiyere, Varun Grover, Alok Gupta, Stephanie Woerner, Kalle Lyytinen

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Interest in using digital before existing research concepts seem to be on the rise in the IS field. This panel is positioned to explore what value lies in labelling our research as digital “x” as opposed to the well established IT “x” (where “x” can be strategy, infrastructure, innovation, artifact, capability e.t.c). The question this raises is that of how much this contributes novel insight to IS scholarship versus how much this is merely a relabeling of old wines in new wine bottles. The panel is expected to provide conceptual clarity on the use of the digital “x” concept and provide a delineation between this stream of research and existing research. Central among the expected output of the panel is the advancement of suggestions for future research and the critical pitfalls to avoid in doing so.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIS 2017 Proceedings
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation - Coex Convention Center , Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 10 Dec 201713 Dec 2017
Conference number: 38


ConferenceICIS 2017
LocationCoex Convention Center
CountryKorea, Republic of
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


  • Digitalization
  • Digital “x”
  • Conceptual clarity
  • Information Systems (IS) theory

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