Two Speeds of EAM - A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective

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Abstract

We discuss how enterprise architecture management (EAM) supports different types of enterprise transformation (ET), namely planned, proactive transformation on the one hand and emergent, reactive transformation on the other hand. We first conceptualize EAM as a dynamic capability to access the rich literature of the dynamic capabilities framework. Based on these theoretical foundations and observations from two case studies, we find that EAM can be configured both as a planned, structured capability to support proactive ET, as well as an improvisational, simple capability to support reactive ET under time pressure. We argue that an enterprise can simultaneously deploy both sets of EAM capabilities by identifying the core elements of EAM that are required for both capabilities as well as certain capability-specific extensions. We finally discuss governance and feedback mechanisms that help to balance the goals of flexibility and agility associated with dynamic and improvisational capabilities, respectively.

Authors Abraham, Ralf; Aier, Stephan & Winter, Robert
Editors Aier, Stephan; Ekstedt, Mathias; Matthes, Florian; Proper, Erik & Sanz, Jorge L.
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
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 23 October 2012
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin, Heidelberg
Volume LNBIP 131
Page Range 111-128
Number of Pages 18
Title of Book Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research and Practice-Driven Research on Enterprise Transformation
Event Title 7th Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR) 2012, and 5th Working Conference, PRET 2012 at The Open Group Conference 2012
Event Location Barcelona
Event Dates 23.-24.10.2012
ISBN 978-3-642-34162-5
Publisher DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-34163-2_7
Depositing User Ralf Abraham
Date Deposited 16 Oct 2012 13:32
Last Modified 30 Aug 2017 09:58
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/217320

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Abraham, Ralf; Aier, Stephan & Winter, Robert: Two Speeds of EAM - A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective. 2012. - 7th Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR) 2012, and 5th Working Conference, PRET 2012 at The Open Group Conference 2012. - Barcelona.

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