Organization Innovation and Its Implications for the Implementation of Information Systems

Organization Innovation and Its Implications for the Implementation of Information Systems

Raimo Hyötyläinen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland) and Magnus Simons (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch086
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Background: Research And Development Characteristics

Different research and development approaches can be discerned pertaining to the application of information systems (IS systems). Five research and development approaches are compared to each other in Table 1.

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A: Conceptual Model: A “simplified” representation of reality. It describes, reflects, and replicates a real event, object, or process, but does not “explain” it. Conceptual modeling is more an interpretative than a formally rational research method ( Meredith, 1993 , pp. 5-7).

Organizational Construction: The process-oriented framework for the implementation of IT systems. This means that the implementation is seen as a gradual organizational process, where learning and innovation steps taken by the applying organization and its different actors play a crucial role in the success of the implementation process.

Information technology (IT): Meets the organization in the process, extending over the life cycle of the innovation. It is this extended meeting over time that creates the innovation design dilemma.

Implementation of IT: He innovation is put into effect, eventually becoming integrated into the ongoing operations of the organization.

Knowledge Interest: Not related to the transfer of design knowledge, but to the production of new systematic conceptual and practical knowledge.

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