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Claudio Ciborra Award for most innovative paper at Europe's most important information systems conference

European Conference on Information Systems 2019 in Stockholm

European Conference on Information Systems 2019 in Stockholm

Together with his co-authors Prof. Sirkka Jarpvenpaa (University of Texas at Austin) and Anna Penninger (PhD student at FU Berlin), Prof. Hannes Rothe has won the Claudio Ciborra Award for the most innovative paper at the European Conference on Information Systems 2019 in Stockholm.

News vom 15.06.2019

The ECIS is the most important conference for information systems in Europe. This has been the second nomination for professor Rothe and the first publication for his PhD student Anna Penninger.

The paper uncovers how ventures capture value from bio data in digital infrastructures.


Recent technological advances such as in genome sequencing have exploded bio data infra-structures including those that comprise of generic - anonymized or pseudonymized - data. As open data, the bio data infrastructures do not constrain the final application context for their data. Rather it is up to complementors, taking the role of digital entrepreneurs, to appropriate value from this data through their revenue streams while at the same time scaling their opera-tions and ventures. We undertake a qualitative explorative study of bio data ventures examining the tension of applying open generic genome data to specific contexts for customers while being able to scale their businesses. The study uses primary data from 26 interviews and secondary data to reveal six strategies that complementors use for value appropriation. We derive three mechanisms of appropriating value at different stages of the value chain for bio data analysis on open data infrastructures: data contextualizing, data decontextualizing, and data recontextualizing. The study sheds light to how bio data – which has received limited attention in infor-mation systems research – can be an important source of value appropriation in digital ecosystems.

Read the entire paper under https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2019_rp/140

The study is part of the project on Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Bio Data and was supported by ELIXIR.

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