Organizational readiness for digital innovation: development and empirical calibration of a construct

Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: and Sedera, Darshana and Grover, Varun and Xu, Dongming (2019) Organizational readiness for digital innovation: development and empirical calibration of a construct. Information and Management, 56 (3). pp. 445-461. ISSN 0378-7206


The advent and proliferation of digital technologies purport to increase the innovation potential of most organizations. However, approximately 90% of new ideas never convert to new product or service deliveries because of the lack of organizational readiness. This paper conceptualizes a formative multidimensional construct to gauge organizational readiness for digital innovations. Such a construct would facilitate cumulative research on the role of digital innovation, while benchmarking to track organizational readiness. The proposed construct includes 21 measures, categorized under seven subconstructs: resource readiness, IT readiness, cognitive readiness, partnership readiness, innovation valance, cultural readiness, and strategic readiness.

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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 23:57
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 01:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: IT portfolio management; digital innovation; readiness; formative index; case study; survey
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460908 Information systems organisation and management
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