Researching Digital Entrepreneurship: Current Issues and Suggestions for Future Directions

Frederick von Briel, Jan Recker, Lisen Selander, Philipp Hukal, Jarvenpaa Sirkka, Yoo Youngjin, Julian Lehmann, Yolande Chan, Hannes Rothe, Paul Alpar, Daniel Fürstenau, Bastian Wurm

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This report documents the outcomes of a professional development workshop (PDW) held at the 40th International Conference on Information Systems in Munich, Germany. The workshop’s goal was to identify how information systems (IS) researchers can contribute to enriching the understanding of digital entrepreneurship—that is, the intersection of digital technologies and entrepreneurship. The PDW assembled numerous IS researchers working on different aspects of digital entrepreneurship. Jointly, we delineated digital entrepreneurship from related phenomena and conceptualized different roles of digital technologies for entrepreneurial endeavors. We also identified relevant strategies, opportunities, and challenges in conducting digital entrepreneurship research. This report summarizes the shared views that emerged from the interactions at the PDW and during the collaborative writing of this report. The report provides IS researchers interested in digital entrepreneurship with food for thought and a foundation for future research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCommunications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102015 Information systems

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