Supporting Knowledge Integration with Low-Code Development Platforms

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serval:BIB_3AB938A18BA5
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Supporting Knowledge Integration with Low-Code Development Platforms
Title of the conference
Twenty-Ninth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2021)
Author(s)
Iho Satu, Krejci Désirée, MIssonier Stephanie
Publication state
Published
Issued date
14/06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
By doing away with the necessity of writing code, low-code development platforms (LCDPs) offer to open up software development to non-IT employees. Consequently, they hold promise for harnessing specialized knowledge that is distributed across an organization for innovation. While the adoption of LCDPs is accelerating in organizations, academic scholars are yet to focus on their particular characteristics and their potential to support knowledge integration between the business and IT. We examine the research question: how can LCDPs support the integration of specialized business and IT knowledge during innovative application development? Using the knowledge-based view as a conceptual grounding, we conduct an exploratory study of selected LCDPs. We find that LCDPs can support business and IT units to integrate rather than transfer their specialized knowledge. We show how one particular digital technology – LCDPs – can play an operant role in innovation and help bridge the business-IT gap.
Keywords
Knowledge integration, Innovation, Application development, Low-code development platform
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation
Create date
02/06/2021 11:31
Last modification date
03/06/2021 6:36
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