Licentiatseminarium - Dulce Goncalves

Uppsatsens titel:
Organizational Agility and Digital Innovation Capability in Automotive Startups

Opponent: Isabelle Reymen, professor vid Eindhoven University of Technology
Examinator: Fawzi Halila, universitetslektor vid Högskolan i Halmstad
Handledare: Magnus Bergquist, professor vid Högskolan i Halmstad, och Sverker Alänge, docent vid Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology
Industrihandledare: Richard Bunk, PhD, Future Mobility Center, Högskolan i Halmstad

Om seminariet (på engelska):
This licentiate thesis is based on three papers. Each paper focuses on one aspect of organizational agility and aims to answer the research question: How do startups use organizational agility to leverage digital innovation? The three organizational agility aspects included in this dissertation are organizational culture, organizational transparency, and co-creation in ecosystem. Dulce Goncalves will present a conceptual framework of organizational agility patterns affecting digital innovation capability.

Om licentiatuppsatsen (på engelska):
Existing research on organizational agility has primarily focused on large companies. This research tends to reference startups as the truly agile organizations. It is assumed that large established corporations have much to learn from startups, especially when it comes to digital innovation. However, little research has studied startups with an organizational agility lens to identify how startups develop organizational agility and what enables and hinders such agility. There is a need to better understand how startups use organizational agility to gain leverage in digital innovation.

The concluding analysis showed a spread in the ability to use organizational agility for digital innovation among the startups. We found four distinct patterns reflecting the different ways in which the startups implemented organizational agility. These patterns are: digital industrial; digital complementary; digital exploiter; and digital disrupter. This conceptual framework can be used as a navigator to guide companies on what they can achieve based on their current organizational agility capability and digital innovation capability. If companies want to develop a different digital innovation capability, the conceptual framework can guide the companies on what changes are required to move the company to a different organizational agility pattern.

Seminariet hålls digitalt på engelska via denna länk:

Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 696 3488 1416
Passcode: 250657

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