Lauri Wessel

Lauri Wessel
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) · European New School of Digital Studies

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December 2014 - November 2016
Freie Universität Berlin
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  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Organization

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Publications (38)
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We examine the processes involved in the escalation of a plant closure from a local concern to a perceived organizational moral failure that commands national attention. Our empirical case covers the controversy over the decision of telecommunications giant Nokia to close a plant in Germany, despite having received significant state subsidies, and...
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Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) can prevent situations in which doctors prescribe a drug to a patient that causes a harmful reaction with another drug that a patient already takes (adverse drug events (ADE)). This can be achieved through generating medication alerts in the moment that a drug is prescribed. Researchers have paid considerabl...
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For the fourth time in a row, HICSS is hosting the “Making Digital Transformation (DT) Real” minitrack and putting forward new ideas about how organizations, managers and individuals are dealing with DT. In this editorial, a short introduction to the topic is proposed and different contributions are briefly presented to offer a snapshot of this rel...
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‘Digital transformation’ has become a key concern with impactful consequences for business leaders, individuals, and policymakers alike (Pappas et al. 2019; Schneider & Kokshagina 2021, Sebastian et al. 2017, Zimmer et al. 2020). While these impacts are undoubtedly important to the actors involved and may indeed transform them in diverse ways, an i...
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Panel reports' reflect a particular category of submissions that can be made to the Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS). As stated online, panel reports differ from traditional research papers in that "CAIS is open to publishing reports of panels, debates, symposia, workshops and similar events. Such reports have to cle...
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Background Locating technologies are a subtype of assistive technology that aim to support persons with dementia by helping manage spatial orientation impairments and provide aid to care partners by intervening when necessary. Although a variety of locating devices are commercially available, their adoption has remained low in the past years. Sever...
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Background: Locating technologies are a subtype of assistive technology that aim to support persons with dementia by helping manage spatial orientation impairments and provide aid to caregivers by intervening when necessary. Although a variety of locating devices are commercially available, their adoption has remained low in the past years. Several...
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“Panel reports” reflect a particular category of submissions that authors can make to the Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS). As the CAIS website states, panel reports (i.e., papers that report on panels, debates, symposia, workshops, and similar events) differ from traditional research papers in that they “have to cle...
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COVID-19 has significantly impacted on societies and healthcare sectors worldwide. New needs in terms of research, diagnostics, treatments, and care emerged in rapid pace and brought with them substantial implications for value creation. While significant change in how value was being created and captured in health care was already underway before...
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Purpose Many health systems face challenges such as rising costs and lacking quality, both of which can be addressed by improving the integration of different health care sectors and professions. The purpose of this viewpoint is to present the German health care Innovation Fund (IF) initiated by the Federal Government to support the development and...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has surprised the modern world and has presented challenges on an unprecedented scale. Within a few months of the first case being reported at the end of 2019, almost every country in the world is now affected (WHO 2020). Restrictions on public life were not made fast enough and, in some cases, were not sufficient to stop the...
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We develop an empirically-grounded understanding of how design knowledge accumulates over time. Drawing from theory on knowledge creation, we conceptualize accumulation along the goals and scope of knowledge in DSR as a distinct knowledge creation problem. Through two empirical studies, we theorize knowledge accumulation in DSR by unpacking (a) thr...
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While digital transformation offers a number of opportunities for today's organizations, information systems scholars and practitioners struggle to grasp what digital transformation really is, particularly how it differs from the well-established concept of information technology (IT)-enabled organizational transformation. By integrating literature...
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This double volume presents the state of the art in research on the microfoundations of institu-tions. In this introductory chapter, we develop an overview of where the emerging microfounda-tional agenda in institutional theory stands and in which direction it is moving. We discuss the questions of what microfoundations of institutions are, what th...
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In this paper we develop a new perspective on configuration processes inherent to smart service systems that brings human actors to the theoretical foreground, is informed by practice theory, and is grounded in an intervention study of smart locating systems used in home care of persons with dementia. Maintaining control of the location of persons...
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In times when employees increasingly use private IS in their workplaces, organizations need to bring into balance use of authorized with non-authorized systems. We entered the field with the aim to understand how this is possible but ended up seeing a paradox: Doctors in a French hospital continued to use WhatsApp and other technologies to share se...
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This double volume presents the state of the art in research on the microfoundations of institutions. In this introductory chapter, we develop an overview of where the emerging microfounda-tional agenda in institutional theory stands and in which direction it is moving. We discuss the questions of what microfoundations of institutions are, what the...
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Introduction The user experience and clinical effectiveness with wearable global positioning system (GPS) devices for persons with dementia (PwDs) and caregivers (CGs) remain unclear although many are available. Methods Using a crossover design, 20 dyads tested two similar commercial GPS watches (products A and B) at home for 4 weeks each. Usabili...
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The information systems (IS) field contains a rich body of knowledge on approaches, methods, and frameworks that supports researchers in conducting design science research (DSR). It also contains some consensus about the key elements of DSR projects—such as problem identification, design, implementation, evaluation, and abstraction of design knowle...
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Research on digital innovation and women's entrepreneurship is increasing, but research in both areas largely exist in isolation from each other. We argue that bringing these streams of literature together yields interesting potentials for theorizing and conducting empirical studies in both fields. In particular, whether various identified obstacle...
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Objective: Socioemotional selectivity theory (SST) proposes that with more limited future time perspective (FTP) the meaning of individual life goals shifts from instrumental and long-term goals, such as autonomy, to emotionally meaningful and short-term life goals, especially concerning meaningful social relationships. Adverse side effects of can...
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In this paper, we problematize a relative absence of established ways to develop and communicate knowledge contributions (KC) from Design-oriented research (DOR) within information systems. This is problematic since it hinders the potential for knowledge accumulation within the field. Thus, for communicating KC, we propose a framework, dubbed PDSA...
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An explorative case study is used to investigate the formation of information pathologies on the societal level. The paper conceptualizes these particular information pathologies as ‘interaction-related information pathologies’ (Picot et al. 2008) and proposes that the production of information by multiple stakeholders leads to ‘distortions’ (Cukie...
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Information Systems researchers have paid increasing attention to design theorizing, i.e. to theorize design-oriented knowledge more thoroughly. We contribute to the development of design theories by exploring the implications that the concept of 'emergence' has for the development of design theories. Specifically, we focus on linking this concept...
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We investigate the organizational processes that predate digital infrastructure innovation in health care. These processes are important because the diffusion of digital infrastructures is problematic in many health care settings around the world. However, our study allows decision makers to understand how organizations can become forerunners in th...
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We investigate the organizational processes that predate digital infrastructure innovation in health care. These processes are important because the diffusion of digital infrastructures is problematic in many health care settings around the world. However, our study allows decision makers to understand how organizations can become forerunners in th...
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Nachdem der Schwerpunkt der bisherigen Kapitel auf der Marktperspektive auf Innovationen in der Gesundheitswirtschaft lag, widmet sich Kapitel 10 der Frage nach verschiedenen Arten von Kosten bei der Erstellung der neuen Leistung. Dabei spielen die Kernressourcen des Unternehmens und den damit verbundenen Investitionskosten sowie die Frage nach mög...
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We argue that ICT offers significant contributions to solving societal challenges if organizations couple ICT with business models that fit heterogeneous or, sometimes, competing logics. Therefore, we suggest that IT-enabled business models for societal challenges are embedded into combinations of institutional logics that arise on the level of val...
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We extend research on organizational legitimacy and celebrity status by showing how an organization can become a publicly recognized villain through unfavorable public assessment. Focusing on the role of categorization in legitimacy, we find that the loss of legitimacy following a public outrage leads to organizational recategorization. Drawing on...
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we study how event organizers with an eye towards shaping the evolution of organizational fields enact a situation of disruption in germany's popular music industry. we find that the organizers of three new industry event series experimented with alternative event formats, modeled alternative value chains, and embedded events regionally to stage al...
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We examine how capabilities emerge in repeated interorganizational projects and how they affect project development. A multifaced understanding of project capabilities in interorganizational projects is important, because project management research emphasizes capabilities' contribution to project performanc, but also stressed their tendency to gro...
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Der Beitrag untersucht, wie interorganisationale Routinen entstehen, wie sie von Akteuren weiterentwickelt werden und wie dies auf Trajektorien interorganisationaler Handlungsmuster wirkt, die auch für emergente Handlungen in veränderlichen Umfeldern relevant sind. Motiviert durch empirische Erkenntnisse im Bereich der „Neuen Medien Dienstleistunge...

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HICSS - https://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-55/internet-and-the-digital-economy/#making-digital-transformation-real-minitrack Digital transformation has become a topic of central concern in the digital economy, characterized by enhanced connectivity and an explosion of available data changing the way enterprises do business. It goes beyond simple technology adoption, requiring new methods, models, and tools enabling data-driven business. These changes frequently imply new strategies, identities, new business models, and adapted capabilities to deal with people, technology, and processes that advocates new ways of management and change management. This minitrack aims to discuss how organizations and technology influence each other during digital transformation. Also, to investigate how organizations are dealing with the complexity generated by digital transformation at different levels simultaneously. Theoretical, methodological, or applied papers are welcome. These may include papers on – strategies or tools helping companies to deal with their digital transformation; practices involved in digital transformation; challenges during the transformation process; metrics and indicators adopted to measure the success or degree of digital transformation; or other relevant topics in the area.
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Der Neo-Institutionalismus gehört zu den führenden Theorien der interdisziplinären Organisationsforschung. Mit einer erheblichen Ausweitung des Ansatzes haben Weiterentwicklungen jedoch zu einem Verlust an theoretischer Kohärenz geführt. Eine präzisierte theoretische Fundierung erscheint daher notwendig, insbesondere um die Relevanz des Ansatzes nachhaltig zu sichern.
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Over the last three decades, organizational institutionalism has become one of the leading theories in the fields of management, organization, and information systems. Even though earlier formulations predominantly highlighted how social surroundings influenced the actions of organizations, more recent research has called for elaborating on the micro‐foundations of institutional theory in more depth. In particular, there have been calls to study how phenomena on the individual, group and organizational level affect the emergence, persistence, and decline of institutions. These multi‐level dynamics are of imminent importance for gaining a better understanding of the multi‐faceted and complex nature of institutional processes. Although recent developments in organizational institutionalism have made promising progress in this regard, this research has developed in somewhat different streams such as institutional entrepreneurship, institutional work as well as more practice‐oriented approaches to the study of logics and complexity. Against this background, the aim of the Research Network is to systematically take stock of the growing, yet fragmented, scholarship that attends to the micro level in order to critically reflect on whether these developments can provide the basis for development of a general theory of the micro‐foundations of institutions.