Why innovation in air navigation services is so difficult in Europe - A study identifying current obstacles and potential ICT enablers

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Abstract

The Air Navigation Service (ANS) industry has not experienced many major technological innovations in the last decades. Despite its indisputable contribution to economic welfare, it relies on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that lag way behind their current technological potential. Yet, it is not well understood what exactly restrains ANS providers from introducing novel ICT systems despite the legacy ICT in use which reaches the end of its life-cycle. On the basis of an interview series with managers in the ANS industry, this study sheds light on the various barriers that hinder the diffusion of technological innovation. Our findings suggest that the stagnation in technological innovation cannot be ascribed to one single obstacle, but rather to intertwining political, economic, social and technological aspects. This study concludes by proposing ICT approaches to tackle the identified barriers. The analysis of obstacles and potential ICT enablers can support decision makers of ANS providers and can enable business transformations in the ANS industry. ICT researchers can use this study as a help for developing ANS technologies, and business researchers can focus on specific incentives to foster innovation.

Authors Breitenmoser, Pablo; Abraham, Ralf; Eurich, Markus & Mettler, Tobias
Research Team IWI1
Projects Abraham, Ralf; Breitenmoser, Pablo; Eurich, Markus; F├╝llemann, Mark; Labusch, Nils & Mettler, Tobias (2012) KTI - Common Controller Cockpit [applied research project]
Language English
Subjects information management
Institute/School IWI - Institute of Information Management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 5 June 2013
Place of Publication Utrecht, The Netherlands
Title of Book Proceedings of the 21th European Conference on Information Systems
Event Title 21th European Conference on Information Systems
Event Location Utrecht, The Netherlands
Depositing User Ralf Abraham
Date Deposited 10 Jun 2013 11:19
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:16
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/223461

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Breitenmoser, Pablo; Abraham, Ralf; Eurich, Markus & Mettler, Tobias: Why innovation in air navigation services is so difficult in Europe - A study identifying current obstacles and potential ICT enablers. 2013. - 21th European Conference on Information Systems. - Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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