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Partnering to create IT-based value: A Contextual Ambidexterity Approach
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7349-6818
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Georgia State University, Center for Process Innovation, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, .
2019 (English)In: Information and organization, ISSN 1471-7727, E-ISSN 1873-7919, Vol. 29, no 4, article id 100273Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Going beyond the boundary of the firm and traditional notions of how IT contributes to value creation, scholars have started to investigate under what conditions, in what ways, and with which results firms can co-create IT-based value. However, we lack comprehensive insights into how firms can develop such collaborative partnerships and the types of value they create at different stages of the process.Using a qualitative case study, we analyze in detail how a mining company, a manufacturer of mining machinery, and an IT provider developed a joint venture over a ten-year period. Drawing on ambidexterity theory, we show how the three firms successfully built a context that encouraged alignment of interests and allowed the participants to adapt to emerging conditions as they collaborated to create IT-based value. Moreover, we uncover the different types of value they created over the various stages of developing the collaboration. As a result, we contribute to the literature on IT-based value co-creation with insights into how inter-firm collaboration can be developed to create different types of IT-based value. In addition, we advance contextual ambidexterity theory by demonstrating how it applies to developing new partnerships between firms. 

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Elsevier, 2019. Vol. 29, no 4, article id 100273
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Co-creation, IT-based value, Contextual ambidexterity, Inter-firm collaboration, Case study
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165292DOI: 10.1016/j.infoandorg.2019.100273OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-165292DiVA, id: diva2:1371282
Available from: 2019-11-19 Created: 2019-11-19 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved

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