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Research Commentary ---The New Organizing Logic of Digital Innovation: An Agenda for Information Systems Research

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  • Youngjin Yoo

    (Center for Design and Innovation, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122)

  • Ola Henfridsson

    (Viktoria Institute Hörselgängen 4, 41756 Göteborg, Sweden, and Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, N-0316 Oslo, Norway)

  • Kalle Lyytinen

    (Department of Information Systems, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106)

Abstract

In this essay, we argue that pervasive digitization gives birth to a new type of product architecture: the layered modular architecture . The layered modular architecture extends the modular architecture of physical products by incorporating four loosely coupled layers of devices, networks, services, and contents created by digital technology. We posit that this new architecture instigates profound changes in the ways that firms organize for innovation in the future. We develop (1) a conceptual framework to describe the emerging organizing logic of digital innovation and (2) an information systems research agenda for digital strategy and the creation and management of corporate information technology infrastructures.

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  • Youngjin Yoo & Ola Henfridsson & Kalle Lyytinen, 2010. "Research Commentary ---The New Organizing Logic of Digital Innovation: An Agenda for Information Systems Research," Information Systems Research, INFORMS, vol. 21(4), pages 724-735, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:orisre:v:21:y:2010:i:4:p:724-735
    DOI: 10.1287/isre.1100.0322
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