Paper on Architectural Frames Accepted for Publication in Journal of IT

3 January, 2014 - 09:53

Fredrik Svahn's paper "Managing Technological Change in the Digital Age: The Role of Architectural Frames” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Information Technology. The paper challenges the standard way of managing technological change in product development through modularity. While modularity requires firms to freeze design specifications before production the potential of digital technology is hidden in the speed by which digitized products can be continuously redesigned. Drawing on the concept of patterns the paper introduces a complementary architectural frame and demonstrates it through a case study of infotainment architecture at an automaker. The paper is co-authored with Ola Henfridsson and Lars Mathiassen.