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Mobile digital infrastructure innovation towards a tussle and control framework

Elaluf-Calderwood, Silvia, Herzhoff, Jan, Sørensen, Carsten ORCID: 0000-0002-2002-9383 and Eaton, Ben (2011) Mobile digital infrastructure innovation towards a tussle and control framework. In: 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2011), 2012-06-09 - 2012-06-11, Helsinki, Finland, FIN. (Submitted)

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The 21st Century is the century of digital infrastructures. The Internet and global mobile telecommunications infrastructures are increasingly converging at different layers. This paper is concerned with the understanding of the innovation of such converged mobile digital infrastructures. Digital infrastructures are established and operated by a heterogeneous collection of public and private organisations, each governed by own interests in the collaborative arrangement. The creation and distribution of value is collaborative, yet governed by conflicting interests. Two separate strands of research explore collaboration, conflict and control in digital infrastructure innovation. Research on tussles between participating interests emphasise the need to understand the complex relationships between collaboration and conflict. Research on architectural control points emphasises individual organisations’ ability to exercise control and generate value. So far these two research strands have not been subjected to a synthesis. The aim of this paper is to provide such an initial theoretical synthesis in the form of a tussle and control framework. The paper defines the concept of control points from a socio-technical point of view and applying this concept to an analysis of digital infrastructures, the tussles between stakeholders, and the discussion of value networks and innovative business models. This contributes to a finer granularity of the analysis of conflict, collaboration, and control on digital infrastructure innovation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2012 14:32
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:06

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