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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title Idea Hubs as Nexus of Collective Creativity in Digital Innovation
Organization Unit
  • Raffaele Fabio Ciriello
  • Alexander Richter
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Event Title 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015)
Event Type conference
Event Location Fort Worth, USA
Event Start Date December 13 - 2015
Event End Date December 16 - 2015
Publisher ICIS
Abstract Text Digital innovation radically transforms the nature of corporate innovation practices, implying a growing need for deeper understanding its origins and outcomes. In this paper, we conceptualize the focal points of social networking in digital innovation as idea hubs. We focus our analysis on instances of idea hubs in two multinational European software companies, where we conducted a case study over a two-year period, and collected data in form of interviews, digital documents, and participant observations. In doing so, we identify a set of social networking practices in which idea hubs serve as nexus of collective creativity and subject these to a critical dialectical examination. We discuss three influencing factors of idea hub choice, namely material infrastructure, innovation process phase, and personal characteristics. These explain why in a corporate environment, despite a variety of digital artifacts individuals can choose from, offline interaction still plays a major role in facilitating digital innovation.
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