Deriving Information Systems Innovation Execution Mechanisms
Despite a wealth of studies focusing on innovation, types of innovations and their outcomes, the process of innovation has largely been under studied. In 2010, Swanson calls for researchers to address the ‘innovation process black box’, to better understand how IT innovation potential can be exploited upon. This study derives and instantiates three unique and mutually exclusive innovation execution mechanisms: Continual, Progressive and Plug and Play. The innovation execution mechanisms of this study are developed with reference to Swanson (1994) Information Systems innovation types. Furthermore, we introduce the importance of selecting the appropriate composition of innovation execution mechanisms, considering the organizational capabilities, goals and awareness.