[AISWorld] AMCIS 2014 Minitrack Call for Papers: IT-Enabled Agility and Firm Innovation

John Dong dongqi at ust.hk
Mon Feb 3 11:14:40 EST 2014

Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2014
Minitrack: IT-Enabled Agility and Firm Innovation

Savannah, Georgia
August 7-10, 2014

Minitrack co-chairs:
Prasanna Karhade, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
John Qi Dong, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Contemporary firms need to respond and adapt to the turbulent environment
through various innovations, such as new products, new business processes,
and new forms of organization. Agility has long been recognized as vital
to creating these innovations. It is particularly important for firms
operating in the industries with high clockspeed to cope with the
environmental dynamism with these innovations. As today’s firms
increasingly rely on information technology (IT) to develop agility and
innovation, this minitrack explores the area on IT, agility, and firm

How does IT enable different dynamic capabilities and organizational
agility in innovation activity? What innovation outcomes are derived from
IT-enabled agility? How do firms benefit from these innovation outcomes?
What are the costs or risks associated with IT-enabled agility building
and innovation development? How does environmental characteristics
influence the innovation performance of IT-enabled agility?

All studies including conceptual, qualitative, and quantitative research
investigating IT, agility and innovation are welcome. Topics for this
minitack include but are not limited to the following:

·         1. IT and dynamic capabilities

·         2. IT-enabled agility and new product development

·         3. IT and business process reengineering

·         4. IT, organizational flexibility and business model

·         5. Digital options and entrepreneurial actions

·         6. Virtual organization and open innovation

·         7. IT, boundary spanning and co-innovation with partners

·         8. Social media and crowdsourcing

·         9. Environmental impact on IT-enabled agility and innovation

All submissions are to be made via the AMCIS 2014 submission system at
ScholarOne’s ManuscriptCentral. When submitting online, select 1. track
"IT Enabled Organizational Agility" and then 2. minitrack "IT-Enabled
Agility and Firm Innovation", as well as a paper type (completed research
paper, research-in-progress paper, or panel proposal).

The submission deadline is March 1, 2014. No submissions will be accepted
after midnight, Savannah (EST) time, March 1, 2014. Authors will be
notified as to whether their submission was accepted, conditionally
accepted, or rejected by April 4, 2014.

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