Digital technologies demonstrate unique properties, such as malleability and flexibility. Such properties make them generative, in the sense that they continuously produce new opportunities for the creation of products, services, infrastructures, business models, and organizational forms (Bharadwaj et al. 2013; Lyytinen et al. 2016; Nambisan et al. 2017; Yoo et al. 2010). Digital technologies are also increasingly affordable and accessible, radically lowering entry barriers. As new stakeholders are engaged, value creation processes spread far beyond corporate lab environments, further embedding digital technologies into society. Ultimately, digital technologies alter the environments of organizations, give rise to tensions, and call for profound change in how they organize for innovation (Gregory et al. 2015; Sandberg et al. 2019; Svahn et al. 2017).
In response, the information systems (IS) community has established a strong foundation for research on topics such as digital innovation (Fichman et al. 2014; Yoo et al. 2012; Yoo et al. 2010), digital infrastructure (Constantinides et al. 2018; Henfridsson and Bygstad 2013; Tilson et al. 2010), digital transformation (Majchrzak et al. 2016; Nambisan et al. 2019), and digital ecosystems (El Sawy et al. 2010; Jacobides et al. 2018; Suseno et al. 2018; Tiwana 2015). This research is further accelerated by regional and global initiatives, such as Swedish Centre for Digital Innovation and the recently announced AIS special interest group on Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship (SIG DITE).