An Institutional Framework for Analyzing Organizational Responses to the Establishment of Architectural Transformation

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Abstract

The need for constant transformation of enterprises is omnipresent. A discipline that has been proposed to support the coordination of enterprise transformation is Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) which has grown to a mature discipline in academia and practice. However, it can be observed in practice that it still is a challenge to introduce such an architectural coordination approach for supporting enterprise transformation. This may be due to the reason that the institutional context of EAM is only little understood, that is, the interplay between the pressures EAM exerts on the organisation and the response strategies of this organisation. The paper reviews existing work on institutional theory and confirms by means of a case study that the institutional factors of cause, constituents, content, control, and context are not only relevant for EAM but may be consistently linked to response strategies of acquiesce, compromise, avoid, defy, and manipulate. Moreover the case study implies to add additional institutional factors for EAM, namely trust and participation.

Authors Aier, Stephan & Weiss, Simon
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
Institute/School IWI - Institute of Information Management
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HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 11 June 2012
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Place of Publication AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Page Range 228
Title of Book Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2012)
Event Title 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2012
Event Location Barcelona, Spain
Event Dates 11.-13.06.2012
Official URL http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2012/228/
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Stephan Aier
Date Deposited 20 Jun 2012 12:05
Last Modified 20 Apr 2017 12:46
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/214621

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Aier, Stephan & Weiss, Simon: An Institutional Framework for Analyzing Organizational Responses to the Establishment of Architectural Transformation. 2012. - 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2012. - Barcelona, Spain.

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