Understanding How Software Developers Innovate in an IT-Enabled Work Environment : A Role Perceptions Perspective

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017)
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS

Conference

Title21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Societal Transformation Through IS/IT, PACIS 2017
PlaceMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period16 - 20 July 2017

Abstract

Software developers’ innovative behavior is imperative for the achievement of organizational innovation. Focusing on two prominent issues in the software industry, viz., role-related debate and wide information technology (IT) application, we explore how software developers innovate in the IT-enabled work environment by considering their role perceptions. Based on the theory of role dynamics and IT affordance theory, our research model depicts the relationships between IT affordances (i.e., collaborative affordance, collective memory affordance and process management affordance), role perceptions (i.e., role ambiguity and role conflict) and individual innovative behavior. A survey on software developers will be conducted to test the model. This research intends to shed light on software developers’ innovative behavior by linking it with IT affordances and role perceptions, and provide software firms with suggestions to enhance innovation.

Research Area(s)

  • Individual innovative behavior, IT affordances, Role ambiguity, Role conflict, Role perceptions, Software development

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Understanding How Software Developers Innovate in an IT-Enabled Work Environment : A Role Perceptions Perspective. / Wang, Youying; Davison, Robert M.; Huang, Qian.

Proceedings of the 21th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017). Association for Information Systems, 2017. 50 (Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review