Social conduct, learning and innovation: An abductive study of the dark side of agile software development
2015 (English)In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
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 perceived time pressure to get the job done greatly impedes team engagement in learning and innovation activities. Time pressure is affected by the various control strategies deriving from the implementation of Agile, which constitute its dark side: concertive, belief, diagnostic and boundary controls.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-178445OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-178445DiVA: diva2:877877
QP 2015122015-12-082015-12-082016-10-04Bibliographically approved