Digital Innovation

IS 607 für Master­studierende (MMM, MMBR, M.Sc. Wifo und M.Sc. Wipäd)


FSS 2023
Durchführende Dozentin Dr. Anna-Maria Seeger
Prüferin Dr. Anna-Maria Seeger
Veranstaltungs­art Vorlesung
Leistungs­punkte 6 ECTS
Sprache Englisch
Prüfungs­form und -umfang Schriftliche Prüfung (100%)
Prüfungs­termin tbd
Formale Voraussetzung IS 512 oder IS 615 oder IS 614
Registrierung Via Portal²
Luise Bühler

Luise Bühler

Ansprech­partner Digital Innovation

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Infos zur Veranstaltung

  • Kurzbeschreibung

    Digital innovations influence every aspect of our lives in this increasingly technological world. Firms that pursue digital innovations must think carefully about how digital technologies shape the nature, process and outcomes of innovation as well as the long- and short-term social, economic and cultural consequences of their offerings. The course attempts to develop a transdisciplinary understanding of digital innovation by bringing together a diverse set of research papers from leading scholars from business, engineering, economics, science and public policy. Their distinct perspectives advance ideas and principles intended to set the agenda for current and future research on digital innovation in ways that inform primarily firm-level strategies and practices. The course provides scope and depth for master of science students interested in information systems and digital technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship, strategy, and digital platforms and eco­systems. In addition, it is informative to scholars interested in the impact of digital technologies on organizations and the broader society.

    Teaching Concept

    The course will be taught on a flipped classroom basis. A flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning focused on student engagement and active learning, providing the instructor a better opportunity to deal with mixed levels, student difficulties, and differentiated learning preferences during in-class time. This format intentionally shifts instruction to a student-centered model in which time in the classroom is used to explore topics in greater depth and create meaningful learning opportunities while students are initially introduced to new topics outside of the classroom. Content dissemination takes place through mandatory pre-readings and collaborative class discussions.

    Learning Outcomes

    Students who accomplish this course will

    • understand the foundations of digital innovations,
    • be proficient in digital platforms, eco­systems, and entrepreneurship,
    • advance their knowledge on business models and value creation in digital innovation,
    • comprehend its impact on the future of work, and
    • be exposed to transdisciplinary application domains.
  • Kursüberblick und -termine

    Dozent Dr. Anna-Maria Seeger

    Termine (vorläufig)

    Datum Uhrzeit Thema Raum
    18.4.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Kick-off

    Section 1: Introduction
    Chapter 1: Digital Innovation: Towards a Transdisciplinary Perspective (Nambisan, Lyytinen, Yoo; 12 pages)

    Section 2: Foundations of Digital Innovation
    Introduction to Section 2 (Cutcher Gershenfeld, 3 pages)
    O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
    21.4.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Chapter 2: The New Wave of Digital Innovation: The Need for a Theory of Sociotechnical Self-Orchestration (Majchrzak & Griffith; 24 pages)

    Chapter 3: Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship in and around Institutional Voids: The Case of Fundación Cardiovascular (FCV) in Colombia (Jarvenpaa, Echeverri-Carroll, Pedraza; 23 pages)
    O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
    25.4.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Chapter 4: Theorizing the Connections between Digital Innovations and Societal Transformation: Learning from the Case of M-Pesa in Kenya (Markus & Nan; 19 pages) Chapter 5: Agile Development as the Root Metaphor for Strategy in Digital Innovation (Berente; 15 pages) O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
    28.4.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Section 3: Digital Platforms, Eco­systems and Entrepreneurship Introduction to Section 3 (Gawer; 9 pages) O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
    2.5.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Chapter 6: Value co-creation in eco­systems: Insights and research promise from three disciplinary perspectives (Autio & Thomas; 26 pages)

    Chapter 7: Remixing Systems: Collective design through modification (Nickerson; 17 pages)
    O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
    5.5.2023 No lecture!
    9.5.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Chapter 8: Scaling Digital Enterprises (Henfridsson; 9 pages)

    Section 4: Digital Innovation, Business Models and Value Creation Introduction to Section 4 (Varun Grover; 3 pages)

    Chapter 10: Business Model Cohesiveness Scorecard: Implications of Digitization for Business Model Innovation (Velu; 19 pages)
    O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
    12.5.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Chapter 9: Data and Value (Alaimo, Kallinikos, Aaltonen; 17 pages)

    Chapter 11: Automate, Informate, and Generate: Affordance Primitives of Smart Devices and the Internet of Things (Seidel & Berente; 14 pages)
    ExpLAB Schloss Schneckenhof
    16.5.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Section 5: Digital Innovation and Future of Work Introduction to Section 5 (Paul Courant; 3 pages)

    Chapter 12: Prolegomena on Digital Innovation and Jobs (King & Grudin; 13 pages)

    Chapter 13: Making the One-Sided Gig Economy Really Two-Sided: Implications for Future of Work (Malhotra; 23 pages)
    O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
    19.5.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Section 6: Digital Innovation and Application Domains, Introduction to Section 6 (Ken Loparo; 2 pages)

    Section 7: Conclusion

    Chapter 16: A Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for Digital Innovation: Key Themes and Directions for Future Research (Lyytinen, Nambisan, Yoo; 9 pages)


    O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
    23.5.2023 10:15 – 11:45 Uhr Test Examen Discussion O 148 MVV Hörsaal (Schloss Ostflügel)
  • Literatur

    • Nambisan, S., Lyytinen, K., & Yoo, Y. (Eds.). (2020). Handbook of digital innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing.

    If you are on campus, just click on and download the respective chapters. If you are access the link off-campus, make sure you have your VPN channel activated.

    Please make sure, you have read the chapters as outlined above. Otherwise, no learning outcomes will accrue!

  • Lehr­format

    Wenn es die Covid-19-Situation erlaubt, wird der Kurs in Präsenzform angeboten. Bitte achten Sie darauf, dass Sie die geltenden hygienischen Sicherheits­bestimmungen der Universität Mannheim in vollem Umfang einhalten. Bitte vergessen Sie Ihre Masken nicht und halten Sie den entsprechenden Sicherheitsabstand zu Ihren Kommilitonen und Dozenten ein.

    Der Kurs wird in Präsenz veranstaltet. Die Veranstaltung wird jedoch auch aufgezeichnet und anschließend zur Verfügung gestellt.