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Ting Li is an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems group at the Ivey Business School. She holds a doctoral degree in Digital Technology from Queen's University and an MSc degree in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia. Ting is passionate about digital startups and the support systems that help them thrive. Her academic journey has been fueled by a strong curiosity about how digital technologies can drive entrepreneurial innovation.
Her thesis investigates the effective use of digital technologies in promoting entrepreneurship within an incubator setting. By combining in-depth case studies with configurational methods, Ting finds that digital capabilities significantly contribute to the entrepreneurial success and the ability of startups to co-create innovation with diverse stakeholders such as business incubators, investors, local communities, and universities in shared entrepreneurial ecosystems. She also highlights the increasing importance of entrepreneurship support systems, such as business incubators, as platform-enabled resource orchestrators that facilitate innovation co-creation. Her work has been accepted in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Strategic Information Systems and MIS Quarterly Executive, as well as top Information Systems conference proceedings such as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).
Recent Refereed Articles
Li, T. L.; Chan, Y. E.; Levallet, N., (Forthcoming), "How Instacart Leveraged Digital Resources for Strategic Advantage", Mis Quarterly Executive Abstract: The rapid growth of Instacart, a grocery delivery service, shows that innovative use of digital resources can create a market niche with lucrative returns. Versatile and easily accessible digital resources can revolutionize how established firms do business by developing new ways to cope with digital innovations and market turbulence. The Instacart case demonstrates how companies can orchestrate digital resources to navigate an evolving business landscape, value creation patterns and value capture challenges in a digital world, and provides five recommendations for orchestrating digital resources.
Li, T. L.; Chan, Y. E., 2019, "Dynamic information technology capability: Concept definition and framework development", The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, December 28(4): 101575 - 101575. Abstract: In a digital world, information technology (IT) units routinely update their capabilities to cope with changing business requirements and frequent technology releases. Extending the dynamic capabilities literature, this article presents the concept of dynamic IT capability, a multidimensional first-order dynamic capability that enables IT units to assist firms in appropriating business value from IT resources by influencing a set of IT-related ordinary capabilities. Scholars currently lack a dynamic capabilities framework that explains, from an IT unit’s perspective, how IT resources can be acquired, deployed, integrated, and reconfigured to fulfill business objectives. To bridge this research gap, we develop a high-level framework that highlights three constituent components of dynamic IT capability: dynamic digital platform capability, dynamic IT management capability, and dynamic IT knowledge management capability. Through an extensive literature review, we identify and summarize the set of ordinary capabilities that each dynamic IT capability component creates and reconfigures. We then offer guidance on future instrument development. To encourage further exploration of this critical construct, we close by highlighting future avenues for dynamic IT capability research.
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