Understanding patterns of technology evolution: An ecosystem perspective

Gediminas Adomavicius, Jesse Bockstedt, Alok Gupta, Robert J. Kauffman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

17 Scopus citations

Abstract

Understanding the dynamics of technology evolution - whether for the purposes of forecasting new product or technology infrastructure developments, or identifying the basis for future digital convergence in the global market - is a key challenge for innovators, senior managers, and policymakers. This research provides an overview of a new ecosystem model of technology evolution, the purpose of which is to structure these kinds of assessments and suggest reusable analysis structures to ensure that total environment of technological innovation is considered. We use examples from the end-user computing context and the electronics industry to identify five patterns of technology evolution that commonly occur. We also develop a state diagram-based approach to demonstrate the cyclical nature of technology evolution. Finally, we illustrate our findings using a case study on digital music technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06
Pages189a
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2006
Event39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2006Jan 7 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume8
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06
CountryUnited States
CityKauai, HI
Period1/4/061/7/06

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Business technologies
  • Digital music industry
  • Ecosystem model
  • Evolutionary patterns
  • Management of technology
  • Technology ecosystem
  • Technology evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Adomavicius, G., Bockstedt, J., Gupta, A., & Kauffman, R. J. (2006). Understanding patterns of technology evolution: An ecosystem perspective. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS'06 (pp. 189a). [1579674] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 8). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2006.515