Innovation Management of Organizations in the Digital Age

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

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Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, 97187 Luleå, Sweden
Interests: information systems; participatory design; living labs; innovation management; digital transformation

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Interests: information systems; innovation management; digitalization; data science

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Dear Colleagues,

Today, innovation management of organizations in many ways has been affected by both digitalization and digital transformation. This, in turn, creates both challenges and opportunities for the organizations regarding the management of their innovation processes in the digital age (Appio et al., 2021). Even though digital transformation in organizations has been attracting tremendous attention in practice within the past few years, further research still needs to be undertaken to better understand how innovation processes in organizations should be managed, particularly in the digital age (Ivančić et al., 2019; Nambisan et al., 2017).

In this Special Issue, we are seeking submissions that outline and discuss both challenges and opportunities that digital transformation creates for innovation management of organizations, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Relevant topics might include but are not limited to:

  • Theorizing innovation management of organizations in the digital era;
  • Stakeholder engagement in digital innovation management;
  • Open innovation and digital transformation;
  • Barriers of organizational innovation management in the digital age;
  • The effects of digital transformation on business model innovation;
  • New approaches of innovation management to facilitate digital transformation, such as living labs;
  • The impact of digital technology on early-stage innovations (i.e., prototyping);
  • Digitalization and automation value in the public sector;
  • Innovation management within federated networks.

We look forward to receiving your submissions for this Special Issue to address these topics and more.

  • Appio, F. P., Frattini, F., Petruzzelli, A. M., & Neirotti, P. (2021). Digital transformation and innovation management: A synthesis of existing research and an agenda for future studies. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 38(1), 4-20.
  • Ivančić, L., Vukšić, V. B., & Spremić, M. (2019). Mastering the digital transformation process: Business practices and lessons learned. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(2).
  • Nambisan, S., Lyytinen, K., Majchrzak, A., & Song, M. (2017). Digital Innovation Management: Reinventing innovation management research in a digital world. MIS quarterly, 41(1).

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Dr. Evdokimos I. Konstantinidis
Dr. Aya Rizk
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Keywords

  • innovation management 
  • digital transformation 
  • digitalization 
  • organization 
  • open innovation 
  • stakeholder engagement

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Developing Dimensions and Indicators to Measure Decentralization in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
by Hyejin Park, Ivan Ureta and Boyoung Kim
Adm. Sci. 2023, 13(11), 241; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13110241 - 08 Nov 2023
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Decentralization holds a significant role in the context of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), with its nature being not a fixed value but a comparative spectrum. Prior research investigating the measurement of decentralization in nations’ governance system provides a foundation for our current study. [...] Read more.
Decentralization holds a significant role in the context of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), with its nature being not a fixed value but a comparative spectrum. Prior research investigating the measurement of decentralization in nations’ governance system provides a foundation for our current study. This research aims to integrate these insights to define dimensions and indicators, tailored explicitly for assessing decentralization levels within DAOs. Then, the article undertakes an examination of the suitability of traditional decentralization measurement approaches within the unique DAO context, employing confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) as our analytical tool based on a total of 44 DAOs. Hence, the results suggest that DAOs have three dimensions for measuring decentralization, ‘political decentralization as a participatory engagement’, ‘economic decentralization as a resource distribution’, and ‘administrative decentralization as the self-governing execution of decisions’. By substantiating the applicability of established decentralization measurement frameworks within the unique context of DAOs, the findings not only enhance the understanding of this emergent governance paradigm but also provide DAO practitioners, policymakers, and researchers with invaluable insights. Full article
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Toward Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation: The Nexus between Leadership, Organizational Agility, and Knowledge Transfer
by Muhieddine Ramadan, Najib Bou Zakhem, Hala Baydoun, Amira Daouk, Samia Youssef, Abir El Fawal, Jean Elia and Ahmad Ashaal
Adm. Sci. 2023, 13(8), 185; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13080185 - 10 Aug 2023
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The post-pandemic age has heightened the importance of digitalizing organizational practices and fostering innovation for SMEs to ensure resilient business operations in a volatile work environment. This research paper examines the impact of digital transformation leadership on the digitalization of business practices and [...] Read more.
The post-pandemic age has heightened the importance of digitalizing organizational practices and fostering innovation for SMEs to ensure resilient business operations in a volatile work environment. This research paper examines the impact of digital transformation leadership on the digitalization of business practices and the development of innovative business models while considering the roles of organizational agility and knowledge transfer. A survey of 270 employees from SMEs in Lebanon was conducted using the convenience sampling technique. Data analysis was performed quantitatively through Partial Least Squares—Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The results reveal that adopting digital transformation leadership fosters organizational agility, enabling effective digital transformation and business model innovation with a robust knowledge transfer system. This study contributes to the fields of digital transformation and innovation, and offers practical insights for SME managers navigating uncertainties and market volatility in the post-pandemic period. Full article
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