The Information Infrastructures Design Space: A Literature Review

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This paper develops a framework for characterising the design space of Information Infrastructures (IIs). Existing research has generally sought to unravel the convergent characteristics and mechanisms uniting IIs across a wide range of manifestations. In this research, we explore this divergence within the II design space. We do so by reviewing the II literature, focusing on the two domains of design situation and design resolution. Design situation refers to the relevant dimensions of the context in which an II is employed. Design resolution covers the dimensions along which the socio-technical constituents can be assembled to form an effective solution. The resulting framework allows for the comparing and contrasting of II initiatives, and contributes towards a cumulative knowledge process aimed at a more refined understanding of how an II can be configured to address the specific problem at hand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Business Informatics Research : Perspectives in Business Informatics Research. 16th International Conference, BIR 2017
EditorsBjörn Johansson, Charles Møller, Atanu Chaudhuri, Frantisek Sudzina
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)9783319649290
ISBN (Electronic)9783319649306
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event16th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research. BIR 2017 - Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 28 Aug 201730 Aug 2017
Conference number: 16


Conference16th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research. BIR 2017
LocationAalborg University
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


  • Information infrastructures
  • Digital infrastructures
  • II design space
  • Literature review

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