Innovation Agility: Leveraging Digital Affordance in Innovation Projects

Abayomi Baiyere, Harri Nieminen

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Abstract

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.
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.

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Conference78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management
Number78
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/08/201814/08/2018
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Baiyere, A., & Nieminen, H. (2018). Innovation Agility: Leveraging Digital Affordance in Innovation Projects. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management , Chicago, United States.DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.18763abstract
Baiyere, Abayomi ; Nieminen, Harri. / Innovation Agility : Leveraging Digital Affordance in Innovation Projects. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management , Chicago, United States.
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Baiyere, A & Nieminen, H 2018, 'Innovation Agility: Leveraging Digital Affordance in Innovation Projects' Paper presented at, Chicago, United States, 10/08/2018 - 14/08/2018, . DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.18763abstract

Innovation Agility : Leveraging Digital Affordance in Innovation Projects. / Baiyere, Abayomi; Nieminen, Harri.

2018. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management , Chicago, United States.

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Baiyere A, Nieminen H. Innovation Agility: Leveraging Digital Affordance in Innovation Projects. 2018. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management , Chicago, United States. Available from, DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.18763abstract