Distruptive Innovations and IT: Wicked Yet Empowering

Abayomi Baiyere, Jim Stikeleather, Calvin Smith, Alan Hevner, Brian Donnellan

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When Information Technology (IT) Innovations become Disruptive Innovations (DI), they bring along with them a dimension of "wicked problems" due to their disruptive attributes; they however, concurrently usher in an "empowerment opportunity" due to the typical nature of advances in IT. The session would explore the opportunities that this phenomenon holds for both "Blue Ocean" research and practice by exploring its implications from three angles - individuals, organisations and the society. This panel is set out to open up a fresh perspective to this unique dimension of IT trends that holds both theoretical and practical insight for the IS field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Twentieth Americas Conference on Information Systems. AMCIS 2015
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationAtalanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2015
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683104
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Americas Conference on Information Systems. AMCIS 2015 - El Conquistador Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: 13 Aug 201515 Aug 2015
Conference number: 21


Conference21st Americas Conference on Information Systems. AMCIS 2015
LocationEl Conquistador Resort
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
Internet address


  • Blue ocean research
  • Disruptive innovations
  • IT innovations
  • Wicked problems

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