Institutionalization and the Effectiveness of Enterprise Architecture Management

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Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) has become a prominent discipline for managing increasingly complex Business/IT relationships in organizations. The more tangible aspects of EAM like modeling, planning, principles or governance structures are widely discussed and understood. However, institutionalizing EAM in an organization remains a challenging issue. Therefore, actually realized EAM benefits can be observed to vary widely across organizations. To address these issues, we take an institutional theory perspective and propose nine hypotheses which are tested based on quantitative empirical data. Our findings confirm seven institutional factors as antecedents for institutionalizing EAM in terms of positive stakeholder response, EA consistency and a realization of EAM benefits for the organization. Our research supports the understanding of the relevant phenomenon of institutionalization of EAM as a rather practice-driven discipline, where theoretical foundations as well as research into non-technical issues are limited so far.

Authors Weiss, Simon; Aier, Stephan & Winter, Robert
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 16 December 2013
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Place of Publication AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Title of Book Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2013
Event Title 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013)
Event Location Milano, Italy
Event Dates 15.-08.12.2013
ISBN 978-1-62993-426-6
Official URL
Depositing User Dr. Simon Weiss
Date Deposited 19 Dec 2013 11:05
Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 13:49



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Weiss, Simon; Aier, Stephan & Winter, Robert: Institutionalization and the Effectiveness of Enterprise Architecture Management. 2013. - 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013). - Milano, Italy.

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