Facilitating Enterprise Transformation Through Legitimacy - An Institutional Perspective

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Much research has been conducted in order to design sophisticated enterprise transformation (ET) methods, for instance in terms of enterprise architecture management. However, only little attention has been paid to the factors that, to some extent independent of a method's sophistication, exert pressure on a transformation approach's desirability, appropriateness, and acceptance. Grounded in institutional theory, this paper structures and exemplifies design factors that should be obeyed in order to build and anchor an effective enterprise transformation approach in an intra-organizational context. Specifically we found the factor of legitimacy to be crucial for successful ET. Strategies for gaining legitimacy are discussed accordingly. Overall, this paper's institutional perspective contributes to better understand and design ET approaches.

Authors Aier, Stephan & Weiss, Simon
Editors Mattfeld, Dirk Christian & Robra-Bissantz, Susanne
Research Team IWI1
Projects Winter, Prof. Dr. Robert; Aier, Prof. Dr. Stephan; Abraham, Dr. Ralf & Weiss, Dr. Simon (2011) A Design Theory for Architectural Coordination of Enterprise Transformations (ACET) [fundamental research project] Official URL
Language English
Subjects information management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 29 February 2012
Publisher Gito-Verl.
Place of Publication Berlin
Page Range 1073-1084
Number of Pages 12
Title of Book Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2012 : Tagungsband der MKWI 2012
Event Title Multikonferenz der Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2012
Event Location Braunschweig
Event Dates 21.-22.02.2012
ISBN 978-3-942183-63-5
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Stephan Aier
Date Deposited 03 Apr 2012 17:15
Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 14:07
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/214517



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Aier, Stephan & Weiss, Simon: Facilitating Enterprise Transformation Through Legitimacy - An Institutional Perspective. 2012. - Multikonferenz der Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2012. - Braunschweig.


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