Architectural Coordination of Transformation: Implications from Game Theory

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Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) is considered a means to support coordination in enterprises. However, coordination between heterogeneous stakeholder groups with different interests is a challenging task to achieve. In this paper, we take a game-theoretic perspective on coordination in organizations. We identify three coordination games from literature: (1) Matching game, (2) Battle of the sexes game, and (3) Assurance game. For each game, we then provide an example and discuss which EAM deliverables can be employed to support coordination and which implications for the design of EAM can be derived. From the analysis of coordination games, we derive a proposition outlining further EAM evolution along two paths: as an active decision support discipline, but keeping its focus in the IT domain; or moving out of the IT departments and becoming a strategic decision support discipline for enterprise transformation.

Authors Abraham, Ralf & Aier, Stephan
Editors Rahman, Hakikur; Mesquita, Anabela; Ramos, Isabel & Pernici, Barbara
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 8 September 2012
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin Heidelberg
Volume LNBIP 129
Page Range 82-96
Number of Pages 15
Title of Book Knowledge and Technologies in Innovative Information Systems - 7th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems
Event Title 7th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS 2012)
Event Location Guimarães, Portugal
Event Dates 08.-10.09.2012
ISSN 1865-1348
ISBN 978-3-642-33243-2
Publisher DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-33244-9_6
Depositing User Ralf Abraham
Date Deposited 25 Sep 2012 10:14
Last Modified 23 Aug 2017 09:15



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Abraham, Ralf & Aier, Stephan: Architectural Coordination of Transformation: Implications from Game Theory. 2012. - 7th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS 2012). - Guimarães, Portugal.

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