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A Theory of Innovation Systems

Increasing productivity and economic growth through successful innovation is a priority for Australia. Technology is meant to assist in this challenge, but knowledge is lacking about how information systems can meaningfully support organisations in becoming innovative. The goal of this project is to develop and test a theory of “Innovation Systems”, which describes design principles for information systems that provide effective and efficient support to organisational innovation processes. The outcomes will assist (a) the development of new systems to support organisational innovations, (b) the management of innovation initiatives to increase productivity and growth, and (c) the effective assessment of technologies to support innovations.

Selected Publications

  • von Briel, F., Davidsson, P., Recker, J. (2018): Digital Technologies as External Enablers of New Venture Creation in the IT Hardware Sector. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 47-69.
  • von Briel, F., Recker, J. (2017): Lessons from a Failed Implementation of an Online Open Innovation Community in an Innovative Organization. MISQ Executive, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 35-46.
  • Kummer, T.-F., Recker, J., Bick, M. (2017): Technology-induced anxiety: Manifestations, cultural influences, and its effect on the adoption of sensor-based technology in German and Australian hospitals. Information & Management, Vol. 54, No. 1 , pp. 73-89.
  • Patroni, J., von Briel, F., Recker, J. (2016): How can Enterprise Social Media use facilitate innovation? An exploratory study in the retail industry. IEEE IT Professional, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 34-41.