INFORMATION SYSTEM PROCESS INNOVATION EVOLUTION PATHS

Erja Mustonen-Ollila, Jukka Heikkonen

Abstract

This study identifies Information System process innovations’ (ISPIs) evolution paths in three organisations using a sample of 213 ISPI development decisions over a period that spanned four decades: early computing (1954-1965); main frame era (1965-1983); office computing era (1983-1991), and distributed applications era (1991-1997). These follow roughly Friedman’s and Cornford’s categorisation of IS development eras. Four categories of ISPI’s are distinguished: base line technologies, development tools, description methods, and managerial process innovations. Inside the ISPI categories ISPI evolution paths are based on the predecessor and successor relationships of the ISPIs over time. We analyse for each era the changes and the dependencies between the evolution paths over time. The discovered dependencies were important in understanding that the changes on ISPIs are developed through many stages of evolution over time. It was discovered that the dependencies between the evolution paths varied significantly according to the three organisations, the four ISPI categories, and the four IS development eras.

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Mustonen-Ollila E. and Heikkonen J. (2008). INFORMATION SYSTEM PROCESS INNOVATION EVOLUTION PATHS . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-38-8, pages 171-178. DOI: 10.5220/0001667401710178


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@conference{iceis08,
author={Erja Mustonen-Ollila and Jukka Heikkonen},
title={INFORMATION SYSTEM PROCESS INNOVATION EVOLUTION PATHS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={171-178},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001667401710178},
isbn={978-989-8111-38-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - INFORMATION SYSTEM PROCESS INNOVATION EVOLUTION PATHS
SN - 978-989-8111-38-8
AU - Mustonen-Ollila E.
AU - Heikkonen J.
PY - 2008
SP - 171
EP - 178
DO - 10.5220/0001667401710178