Actors and Factors in IS Process Innovation Decisions

Erja Mustonen-Ollila, Jukka Heikkonen, Philip Powell


Information system process innovation (ISPI) describes new ways of developing, implementing, and maintaining information systems. This paper investigates ISPI decisions in three organisations over four development generations. The analysis reveals dependencies between the actors and factors in the decision processes; it shows how the actors employ different combinations of factors, and how the factors influence the actors’ decision making. Self-Organizing Map clustering demonstrates that in the three organisations, the combinations of ISPI and actors vary over time, and these variations may be partly explained by power dependency between the organisations. The dependencies identified here are novel. The actors and factors found in past research are validated, and the dependencies between the actors and factors enhance confidence in the validity of the concepts and dependencies, as well as in expanding and emerging theory.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Mustonen-Ollila E., Heikkonen J. and Powell P. (2014). Actors and Factors in IS Process Innovation Decisions . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-048-2, pages 202-209. DOI: 10.5220/0005070902020209

in Bibtex Style

author={Erja Mustonen-Ollila and Jukka Heikkonen and Philip Powell},
title={Actors and Factors in IS Process Innovation Decisions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2014)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - Volume 1: KDIR, (IC3K 2014)
TI - Actors and Factors in IS Process Innovation Decisions
SN - 978-989-758-048-2
AU - Mustonen-Ollila E.
AU - Heikkonen J.
AU - Powell P.
PY - 2014
SP - 202
EP - 209
DO - 10.5220/0005070902020209