The Role of Organizational Culture for Grounding, Management, Guidance and Effectiveness of Enterprise Architecture Principles

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Abstract

Enterprise architecture management (EAM) has become a widely acknowledged approach for guiding the continuous change of increasingly complex organizations. While methods and models for describing and analyzing enterprise architectures (EA) have been extensively discussed, principles guiding an EA's design and evolution are hardly covered in existing research. The paper at hand therefore analyzes the mechanisms of EA principles (EAP), that is EAP grounding, EAP management, and EAP guidance and their effects on EA consistency and EAM utility. Specifically we aim at understanding the role of organizational culture for the mechanisms and effects of EAP. Based on empirical data we find that all relations describing EAP mechanisms and their effects are significantly moderated by organizational culture. Based on our findings we give recommendations on how to deal with selected design decisions when introducing and developing EA principles in an organization.

Authors Aier, Stephan
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
Journal or Publication Title Information Systems and e-Business Management
Language English
Subjects information management
Institute/School IWI - Institute of Information Management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 1 February 2014
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin
Volume 12
Number 1
Page Range 43-70
Number of Pages 28
ISSN 1617-9846
Publisher DOI 10.1007/s10257-012-0206-8
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Stephan Aier
Date Deposited 16 Oct 2012 13:48
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:14
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/217332

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Aier, Stephan (2014) The Role of Organizational Culture for Grounding, Management, Guidance and Effectiveness of Enterprise Architecture Principles. Information Systems and e-Business Management, 12 (1). 43-70. ISSN 1617-9846

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