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Recombination in the Open-Ended Value Landscape of Digital Innovation

Henfridsson, O., Nandhakumar, J., Scarbrough, H. & Panourgias, N.S. (2018). Recombination in the Open-Ended Value Landscape of Digital Innovation. Information and Organization, 28(2), pp. 89-100. doi: 10.1016/j.infoandorg.2018.03.001


Digital innovation introduces a new open-ended value landscape to anyone seeking to generate or capture new value. To understand this landscape, we distinguish between design recombination and use recombination, explore how they play out together, and redirect the attention from products and services toward digital resources. Digital resources serve as building-blocks in digital innovation, and they hold the potential to simultaneously be part of multiple value paths, offered through design recombination and assembled through use recombination. Building on this perspective, we offer the value spaces framework as a tool for better understanding value creation and capture in digital innovation. We illustrate the framework and offer the early contours of a research agenda for information systems researchers.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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