Special Issue Guest Editorial - "Digital Innovations after COVID-19: Emerging and Systemic Models or Complexities"

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The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of innovation particularly driven by digital technologies. The sense of urgency during such a disruptive time enabled concentrated efforts to bring various perspectives together to create, sustain or redefine value: new forms of hybrid work have emerged whilst others have become more vulnerable. The flexibility, malleability and editability offered by digital technologies could enable innovations with different actors including the users whose practices and actions are shaped by and interact with broader changes. Nevertheless existing, linear approaches or models for digital innovation are in need of being updated or even challenged in the face of changing globalisations. This Special Issue aims to bring contributions from different areas of knowledge in relation to digital innovations after COVID-19 by organisations and the public in general.

We invite academic or practical contributions that advance knowledge using systems ideas, lenses or methods or promote a plurality of their use with dominant perspectives.

Some topics (by no means exclusive) to be addressed by articles are:

Open innovation digital platforms: crowdsourcing and beyond;
Integration of business models in systemic innovations;
Understanding cybersecurity threats in digital platforms;
Immersive economy partnerships between universities, industry or government. Will artificial intelligence rule? How?
Creativity or innovation based applied to knowledge, ecosystems and value co-creation;
Sustainability and resilience of digitally supported supply chains and management practices.
Dr. José-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón
Guest Editor
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2024


  • systems thinking
  • COVID-19
  • Digital innovation
  • Business model
  • ethics

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