Pop-Up Research Unit (#PUPRU) : technology strategy in action

Chen, Y ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5123-1624, Griffiths, M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2040-1077 and Dron, RM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1464-4232 2016, Pop-Up Research Unit (#PUPRU) : technology strategy in action , in: 6th Annual GSTF International Conference on Business Strategy in the Age of Disruption (BizStrategy) 2016, 22nd - 23rd August 2016, Singapore.

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Predicted key business IT trends through to 2020 acknowledge that there will be increased adoption of disruptive technologies that will impact within business contexts (Gartner (1), 2015). These include moves to small-screen marketing, rising value of big data intelligence and increased use of social systems. However, IT penetration and the literacy gaps between advanced and emerging economies, as well as social and organisational issues associated with technological implementation of business strategy, provide challenges to the adoption of these trends. Strategy As Practice (SAP) presents a potential solution. It is concerned with the practice of strategising, including both the formulation of strategy and implementation that delivers strategic renewal and change. Through the “doing of strategy”, organisations not only gain an insight into strategic management from theoretical level, but also can focus on micro-level social activities, process and practices that characterise both organisational strategy and strategising. In this paper, the Pop-Up Research Unit (#PUPRU), a newly-established mobile research centre in the Salford Business School (SBS) will be discussed. It aims to adopt a SAP approach to inform business strategy. Three disruptive technologies - Beacon, Raspberry Pi and 3D printer - available as part of #PUPRU will be examined. Future experiments that will be carried in various business scenarios and live projects evaluating how these digital disrupters can be employed will also be considered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The paper has been awarded as 'Best Research Paper' in the Conference.
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: 6th Annual GSTF International Conference on Business Strategy in the Age of Disruption (BizStrategy) 2016 Singapore
Publisher: Global Science and Technology Forum (GTSF)
ISSN: 2251 – 1970
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Depositing User: Y Chen
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 04:53
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57299

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