Net up your innovation value

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Value from ICT Innovation may come from the building of social capital through relational coordination. Hence, for innovation-based companies, combining social capital and economic capital value through the creation and maintenance of business relationships and networking to obtain value plays a central role for their growth and survival. In this paper we design and evaluate a so-called “network nexus” prototype as an ICT value assessment tool for facilitators of innovation-oriented networks. To determine whether a business network is structured for providing value to its members, the facilitator scores the network based on a survey. The scoring of the nexus gives an indication of what to improve to increase value. Evaluation of the nexus resulted in the identification of six types of networks each with their own potential for value. We conclude that design challenges for ICT assessment tools of business network groups can be overcome but needs to be rooted in their context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Contributions in IS Research : 7th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2016 and IFIP8.6 2016, Ljungskile, Sweden, August 7-10, 2016, Proceedings
EditorsUlrika Lundh Snis
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationSchweiz
PublisherSpringer VS
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-43596-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventScandinavian Conference on Information Systems - Folkhögskolan of Ljungskile, Ljungskile, Sweden
Duration: 7 Aug 201610 Aug 2016


ConferenceScandinavian Conference on Information Systems
LocationFolkhögskolan of Ljungskile
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


  • Design science research
  • Innovation
  • Network groups
  • Nexus
  • Value

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