Social conduct, learning and innovation: an abductive study of the dark side of agile software development
2016 (English)In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Agile methodologies have been adopted by an increasing number of organizations to improve their responsiveness. However, few studies have empirically analysed the effect of Agile on long-term organizational goals such as learning and innovation. Using an abductive approach, this study examines the relationships between self-regulated teams' social conduct and their resulting learning and innovation. Results indicate that the time pressure induced by the implementation of Agile impedes team engagement in learning and innovation activities. Time pressure is affected by a set of different control strategies, more specifically concertive, belief, diagnostic and boundary controls, and these need to be adequately addressed in order to minimize the potential dark side of Agile.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193562DOI: 10.1111/caim.12172ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84962274187OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-193562DiVA: diva2:1017183
QC 201610052016-10-042016-10-042016-10-05Bibliographically approved