Magnitude in innovation change: adaptation and reinvention in Enterprise Architecture implementation

Bui, Quang, Markus, Lynne and Newell, Susan (2015) Magnitude in innovation change: adaptation and reinvention in Enterprise Architecture implementation. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015 (1). p. 19056. ISSN 0065-0668

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This paper revisits the concept of innovation changes during the implementation process. Prior literature has mostly focused on innovation changes during the adaptation process and organizational-level effects of those changes. However, such a theoretical lens leaves out an important dimension in the magnitude of changes: the potential community-level effects of changes. Large-scale, radical adaptation can be conceptualized as reinvention events that alter the nature of the innovation and create ripple-effects in the community. Thus, innovation changes include two possible processes: adaptation and reinvention. Through an in-depth case study of Enterprise Architecture implementation in an U.S. State government, this study illustrates how reinvention of innovation concepts can push the boundary of change, creating a new way of implementation in a community. The findings suggest the need to adjust our conventional methodological approach and theoretical lens in studying innovation changes and to investigate not only organizational-level effects from adaptation but also community-level effects.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: adaptation - innovations changes - reinvention
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 10:00
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