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Digital Technology and the Variation in Design Routines: A Sequence Analysis of Four Design Processes
ICIS 2011 Proceedings
  • James Gaskin, Information Systems, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States.
  • Veeresh Thummadi, Information Systems, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States.
  • Kalle Lyytinen, Information Systems, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States.
  • Youngjin Yoo, Information Systems, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States.
Publication Date
12-5-2011
Abstract
We advance a theory of design process variation across organizational types and the effects of digitalization on these processes. We argue that design routines are subject to greater variation within and between organizations as organizations embed increasingly rich repertoires of digital capabilities in their design activities. Using a sequence analysis method we compare design process variation in four organizations to examine how design routines vary due to differences in embedded digital capabilities and organization of the design process. Our analysis reveals new insights on the effects organizational context and digitalization have on design routine composition.
Citation Information
James Gaskin, Veeresh Thummadi, Kalle Lyytinen and Youngjin Yoo. "Digital Technology and the Variation in Design Routines: A Sequence Analysis of Four Design Processes" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kalle_lyytinen/58/