Digital Innovation Workshop

This workshop is meant for IT practitioners and researchers to give means to use existing knowledge in their organization to create new innovations. The workshop also provides hand-on exercises on how to build a solid theoretical basis for digital innovation research.

Prof. Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa, University of Texas at Austin, FiDiPro Professor, TKK/SimLab
Prof. Ann Majchrzak, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Prof. Jay F. Nunamaker, University of Arizona
Prof. Juhani Iivari, University of Oulu

Participation fee is 360 EUR / person. Participation is free-of-charge for INFORTE member organizations' employees. Accommodation and dinner is not included in this price.

This event will be organized at Yyterin kylpylä, in Pori. Participants can accommodate in Yyterin kylpylä with 55 eur/person/night in a double room, or with 85 eur/person/night in a single room.
Please, book your accommodation yourself (accommodation and dinner is to be paid by the participants, or their employers). Accommodation can be booked by email: . Title the email "Jyväskylän yliopisto" to get the discount price for accommodation.

Please, register through the link on this page. Registration are taken in the registration order as long as there are free seats.

Readings related to the given lectures are mentioned below in italics. Readings will be available on our website - ask for the link after registering to this event.


12:00 13:00 Arrival and lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Fast Cycle Teams  - Ann M

1) Skilton, P.F and Dooley, K.J. “The Effects of Repeat Collaboration on Creative Abrasion.”  Academy of Management Review, 2010, 35(1), 118-134
2) Majchrzak, A., More, P., and Faraj, S. “Creative Fast Cycle Teams”. Under Review.

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee
14:30 – 16:00 Managing Global Teams - Sirkka J

1) Malhotra, A., Majchrzak, A., and Rosen, B. “Leading Virtual Teams”.  Academy of Management Perspectives, February 1007, p 60 -70
2) Jarvenpaa, S.L. Keating, E. “Distributed Complex Engineering Services Teams: Examining the Role of Cross-Cultural Differences in Transactive Memory Systems.
16:00 - 16:30 Digital Innovation Taxonomy - Juhani Iivari
1)  Murray, F., and O’Mahoney, S. (2007), “Exploring the Foundations of Cummulative Innovation: Implications for Organization Science,” Organization Science, (18:6), pp. 1006-1021.
16:30 – 17:30 Small Group Innovation Theory Co-creation - Ann M
1)  How to theorize:
2) Sutton, R.I. and Staw, B.M., “What Theory is Not,” Administrative Science Quarterly, 1995, 40(3), 371-384
3)Weber, R. “Theoretically Speaking,” MIS Quarterly, 2003, 27(3), iii-xii.


09:00 - 10:30 Digital Remixing Communities  - Sirkka J
1) Prahalad, C.K. (2004), "The Co-Creation of Value," Journal of Marketing, 68(1), p. 23.
2)  Faraj, S., Jarvenpaa, S.L., and Majchrzak, A. Co-Creation in Online Communities
3) Jarvenpaa, S.L. and Lang, K.R. (2009), “Boundary Management at NIN.Com and How Online Co-Creation Communities Define Industry Archtectures.
11:00 - 12:30 Enterprise Wikis - Ann M
1) Yates, D., Wagner, C., and Majchrzak, A. “Factors affecting shapers of organizational wikis.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 61(3), 543-554. 2010.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Enterprise Mashups as Service Science - Ann M
1) Majchrzak, A. and Maloney, J. “Enterprise Mashups: Implications for Service Systems Science Implementation”. In H. Demirkan, J. Spohrer, and V. Krishna. Advancement of Service Systems, Springer Press 2010.
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 – 16:30 Managing Open vs. Closed Innovation - Sirkka J
1) Eric von Hippel and Georg von Krogh, "Open Source Software and the "Private-Collective" Innovation Model: Issues for Organization Science," Organization Science, 2003, 14(2), 209-223.
2) Fauchart, E., von Hippel, E. 2008. “Norms-based Intellectual Property Systems: The Case of French Chefs,” Organization Science,  19, 2  187-201.
3) Admirall, E., Casadesus-Masanell, R. 2010. Open versus Closed Innovation: A model of discovery and divergence, Academy of Management Review, 35, 1, 27-47.

16:30 – 17:30 Enterprise Innovation Theory Co-Creation - Ann M
(1) Gregor, Shirley, “The nature of theory in Information Systems,” MIS Quarterly, Sep2006, 30, 3, 611-642.


09:00 - 10:30 Innovation at the Intersection of Security & Technology - Jay F. Nunamaker
11:00 – 12:00 Closing discussion
- Ann M.
12:00 Lunch and departure

PhD students can gain 1-3 credit points by actively partcipating this seminar and returning possible home assignments. Instructions will be given during the seminar.