Innovation Agility: Leveraging Digital Affordance in Innovation Projects

Abayomi Baiyere, Harri Nieminen

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Organizations involved in creating innovation projects are increasingly looking for approaches to attain innovation agility. The rise of digitalization has been heralded as an opportunity for organizations to achieve this. Yet, we lack understanding of the processes and mechanisms through which digitalization can be leveraged in achieving innovation agility. By drawing on the theory of technology affordance in a longitudinal study of a case company, we highlight how the application of a mundane technology can be appropriated to combat some inhibitors of innovation agility. Based on our findings, we extend the theory of technology affordance by advancing the theoretical concept of derived affordance. We further highlight digital affordance as an example of derived affordance that holds both practical and theoretical implications for our use of the technology affordance theory.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018
Conference number: 78


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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