Innovation in the Digital Economy

Track Description

With the world economy, the mode of conducting business, and the society increasingly inextricably linked with the digital ecosystem, IS/IT plays a central role in not only transforming the way we live, how business will be conducted, but also in fostering innovations in business and society. In the competitive marketplace, along with the ever discerning and increasingly sophisticated customer base, organisations need to continuously explore new ideas to gain and/or maintain their competitive position.

The focus of this track is the innovation in the digital economy through IS/IT. Indeed, innovation through IS/IT does not necessarily mean the use of the latest technologies, but it could well be an alternative methods/means/approaches which may involve utilising an existing (and it could even be a somewhat “old”) technology which could generate a different –and hopefully preferred– value proposition to the organisation’s constituents. In the organisational attempt to innovate its internal processes, service offerings and/or its business model, it is critical to understand the key factors that are essentials to deliver a successful innovation. The understanding of the business constituents’ value proposition, the management of the process of innovating, the relevant IS/IT/technology as well as the fundamental understanding of the organisation’s products, services, and processes are crucial in deploying a successful innovation.

The aim of the track is to provide a platform for scholarly discussions of original research into the key issues surrounding innovation through IS/IT from multiple perspectives. The track welcomes theoretical/conceptual and empirical studies that provide new insights into matters pertaining Innovation in the Digital Economy, as well as identifying an agenda for future research in the are of Innovation through IS/IT.

Relevant Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging Information Infrastructures
  • Innovative approaches and/or methods towards the use of contemporary and emerging technology in creating new value propositions
  • The socio-cultural aspects of innovation in the digital economy
  • The transformation of a novel idea to innovation
  • The impact of Disruptive Innovation, Sustaining Innovation, and/or Open Innovation
  • Innovation through co-creation
  • Understanding the customers’ value proposition in enabling innovation through IS/IT
  • Process innovation and digital service innovation strategy
  • Managing innovation and speed-to-market

Track Chairs and Contact Details

Dr Adi Prananto, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (aprananto@swin.edu.au)

Professor Kuldar Taveter, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia (kuldar.taveter@ttu.ee)

See also…

School of Business IT and Logistics
The School of Business IT and Logistics provides high quality technical and professional education in: Business Information and Communications Technology, in Information Management and Librarianship and in Logistics and Supply Chain Management education within a comprehensive business context – ensuring the employability of its graduates.