Antecedents of digital platform organising visions

Fábio Neves da Rocha*, Neil Pollock

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Organising vision theory has been increasingly used in Information Systems (IS) scholarship to study how IT innovations are adopted, used, and diffused. Although providing comprehensive social cognitive account on the phenomena, organising vision theory is less adequate to explicate how visions emerge. Bringing in scholarship from Science and Technology Studies (STS) together with IS, our examination of a case study involving the organising vision emergence of an ERP digital platform technology unearthed details of its origin and management. Our findings suggest that organising visions originate from repurposing of other structured frameworks. This research contributes to the organising vision theory by providing a more nuanced comprehension of vision’s antecedents, which more broadly may help better understand digital innovation adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationA Continuing Conversation - IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2020, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsSujeet K. Sharma, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Bhimaraya Metri, Nripendra P. Rana
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030648602
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Dec 2020
EventIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2020 - Tiruchirappalli, India
Duration: 18 Dec 202019 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


ConferenceIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2020


  • adoption
  • diffusion
  • digital platform
  • enterprise system
  • ERP
  • organising vision


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