As digitalization accelerates, traditional companies are following the lead of digital natives and turning towards platform strategies to develop digital value propositions at fast pace. This paper reports on the digitalization journey of the LEGO Group to elaborate how brick- and-mortar companies can break away from a drifting information infrastructure and trigger its transformation into a digital platform. Conceptualizing information infrastructure evolution as a path- dependent process, the case study explores how mindful deviations by architects guide installed base cultivation through collective action and trigger the creation of a new ‘platformization’ path. Addition-ally, the findings portrait architecting as a process of socio-technical path constitution that is equally shaped by deliberate human interventions and emergent forces through path-dependencies.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, United States|
Duration: 10 Aug 2018 → 14 Aug 2018
Conference number: 78
|Conference||The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018|
|Period||10/08/2018 → 14/08/2018|
Törmer, R. L., & Henningsson, S. (2018). From Drifting Information Infrastructure to Architected Platform: A Path Constitution Perspective. Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.17769abstract