When innovation fails: An institutional perspective of the (non)adoption of boundary spanning IT innovation

Raluca Bunduchi, Alison Smart, Kathryn Charles, Lorna McKee, Augusto Azuara-Blanco

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Abstract

We combine the concepts of legitimacy, institutional (mis)alignments, strategic responses and organizing visions to develop a conceptual framework to analyse the adoption of innovations that span organisational fields. We apply the framework to examine a telehealth innovation connecting a public sector hospital-based eye clinic with private sector optometry practices. We find that while compromise strategies were successful in encouraging adoption within each field, the innovation ultimately failed as fields developed different organising visions which could not be reconciled. The findings suggest that institutional misalignments within and between fields interact to amplify their overall effect on the adoption of hybrid innovations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInformation and Management
Volume52
Issue number5
Early online date23 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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