Organizational Coordination of Digital Structures: The Effects of ICT and Values on Grand Challenges

  • This doctoral thesis sheds light on organizing contributions toward grand challenges by highlighting various effects on organizing values, coordination mechanisms, and digital technologies. Grand challenges are defined as vast and complex problems affecting organizations, governments, and entire societies. The objective of this thesis is to address such global societal problems. Towards this end, at first a systematic literature review depicts the overall process of addressing grand challenges. Second, building upon the holistic process from this literature review, an empirical inquiry is conducted, scrutinizing the development of organizing mechanisms and structures along organizing values. Third, digital technologies and their role in the solution process are explored. Taken as a whole, the systematic literature review offers a holistic overview over the solution process of grand challenges addressed by organizations, while the empirically substantiated theoretical frameworks analyze and highlight coordination mechanisms, organizing structures and values, as well as digital infrastructures in great detail.
Author:Leo Juri Kaufmann
Advisor:Anja Danner-Schröder
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2022/09/14
Date of Publication:2022/09/14
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Granting Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Acceptance Date of the Thesis:2022/07/04
Date of the Publication (Server):2022/09/15
Tag:Coordination; Digital technology; Grand challenge; ICT; Literature review; Organizational structure; Organizational value; Social movement
Number of page:IV, 174
Faculties / Organisational entities:Kaiserslautern - Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC-Cassification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung, nicht kommerziell, keine Bearbeitung (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)