Digital and Conventional Matchmaking – Similarities, Differences and Tensions Ivarsson, Frida Svahn, Fredrik 2020-01-04T08:24:57Z 2020-01-04T08:24:57Z 2020-01-07
dc.description.abstract Matchmaking is a process of complex resource allocation where firms are intermediaries of supply and demand between actors in an ecosystem. Digital platforms have brought matchmaking into the spotlight in IS research by their ability to scale and improve the quality of matching. In this paper, we outline four principles of digital matchmaking from digital platform theory. We continue by illustrating these principles in an empirical case-study of conventional matchmaking in the Swedish forest industry. We seek to improve the understanding of matchmaking by identifying similarities and differences of digital and conventional matchmaking. We then discuss tensions that may emerge for the conventional matchmaker facing digitalization. We contribute to theory of changing organizing logic associated with digital technology adoption and to practice by outlining what it takes becoming a digital matchmaker.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.727
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Social-Technical Issues in Organizational Information Technologies
dc.subject digital platforms
dc.subject ecosystems
dc.subject matchmaking
dc.subject organizational identity
dc.subject organizing logic
dc.title Digital and Conventional Matchmaking – Similarities, Differences and Tensions
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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