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    Disentangling the Fuzzy Front End of Digital Transformation: Activities and Approaches
    (Association for Information Systems, 2017-12-10) ;
    Digital transformation poses critical challenges to organizations. The initial phase – the “fuzzy front-end“– in such a profound innovation process is often perceived as ill-defined and chaotic, yet it may have great impact on the outcome. However, managers struggle with initiating this process and prioritizing between different activities. Prior research has pointed out the importance of a digital transformation strategy, however, less emphasis is put on the activities that enact this strategy. Drawing on qualitative data from eleven organizations with an ongoing digital transformation program and by employing activity theory, we delineate nine patterns of typical activities in the beginning of digital transformation. The prioritization of these activities reveals five approaches – centralized, bottom-up, IT-centered, innovation-centered, and channel centered. The results contribute to a better understanding of the initial phases of digital transformation for practitioners and complement prior research on digital transformation strategy with deeper insights on typical activities and approaches.
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    Adoption of Mobile Business Solutions and its Impact on Organizational Stakeholders
    (Moderna Organizacija, 2014-06-01) ; ;
    Pucihar, Andreja
    Companies which create mobile business solutions require users to adopt them in order to create value for the organization. However, when mobile devices enter the workplace, companies themselves face an adoption process, in having to integrate these devices into the existing IT infrastructure. In this research project, we conducted a focus group with subsequent expert interviews, following a grounded theory approach. We identified seven drivers of mobile business solution adoption in an organizational context: mobile user experience, social influence, time to market, security, workplace flexibility, information availability and process mobilization. While these factors facilitate adoption for some users, they create challenges for or require strategic decisions from other organizational stakeholders, such as internal users, operating departments and corporate IT. The adoption factors and implications for organizational stakeholders were compiled in a conceptual framework.