The Dual Nature of Information Systems in Enabling a New Wave of Hardware Ventures: Towards a Theory

49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016 Forthcoming)

11 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2015

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Frederik von Briel

Queensland University of Technology - School of Management

Jan Recker

Queensland University of Technology

Date Written: September 14, 2015

Abstract

Hardware ventures are emerging entrepreneurial firms that create new market offerings based on development of digital devices. These ventures are important elements in the global economy but have not yet received much attention in the literature. Our interest in examining hardware ventures is specifically in the role that information system (IS) resources play in enabling them. We ask how the role of IS resources for hardware ventures can be conceptualized and develop a framework for assessment. Our framework builds on the distinction of operand and operant resources and distinguishes between two key lifecycle stages of hardware ventures: start-up and growth. We show how this framework can be used to discuss the role, nature, and use of IS for hardware ventures and outline empirical research strategies that flow from it. Our work contributes to broadening and enriching the IS field by drawing attention to its role in significant and novel phenomena.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, New Ventures, Service Innovation, Operand Resources, Operant Resources, Resource Orchestration

Suggested Citation

von Briel, Frederik and Recker, Jan, The Dual Nature of Information Systems in Enabling a New Wave of Hardware Ventures: Towards a Theory (September 14, 2015). 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016 Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2660562

Frederik Von Briel (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology - School of Management ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Australia

Jan Recker

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

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