Publications by Axel Hund
Hund, A., Beimborn, D., Holotiuk, F., Wagner, H., Frey, J., and Moorman, J. (2021)
Digital Innovation Labs Report 2.0 - Developing Digital Innovation to Accelerate Digital Transformation
Holotiuk, F., Beimborn, D., Hund, A., Wagner, H., Frey, J., and Moorman, J. (2020)
Digital Innovation Labs - Developing Digital Innovation to Accelerate Digital Transformation
Hund, A., Beimborn, D., and Wagner, H. (2019)
Innovating under Uncertainty: Knowledge Recombination in the Digital Era
The creation of innovation is one of the central reasons why organizations exist. Proponents of the knowledge-based view argue that especially the ability to recombine knowledge is crucial for the creation of innovation. Today, digital technology is deeply embedded in most organizational processes and market offerings, which has enabled new ways for organizations to access knowledge from within and outside the organizational boundaries. Yet, heterogeneous knowledge is more difficult to recombine. To successfully recombine heterogeneous knowledge, organizations create digital innovation labs (DILs) to foster digital innovation. By studying DILs we are able to provide several contributions: (1) a more granular understanding of knowledge recombination in an increasingly digitized environment. We find that knowledge recombination encompasses several phases, in which different types of knowledge are prioritized. (2) Insights into how DILs must be set up in order to enable knowledge recombination. (3) Identification of specific mechanisms, which are used for different purposes during different phases of recombination.