Theories to Understand the Dynamic Nature of Enterprise Architecture

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Abstract Understanding and dealing with the dynamic nature of Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a key challenge in successfully guiding its long-term evolution. While a considerable number of publications offer prescriptive knowledge on the design of Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM), explanations and descriptions of the dynamic nature of EA are rare. This is surprising, as an improved understanding on the dynamic nature of EA could enhance the tools and guidelines used in EAM. This paper aims at systematically identifying, discussing and comparing theories that have been applied to better to understand, explain and deal with the dynamic nature of EA. Based on a literature review, five distinct theories are identified and analyzed through a framework covering the main aspects of dynamics in EA. The resulting overview may support academics in identifying suitable theoretical lenses and motivates for a multi-theoretical perspective on the dynamic nature of EA.
Authors Schilling, Raphael
Research Team IWI1, ACG
Projects Winter, Prof. Dr. Robert; Aier, Prof. Dr. Stephan; Haki, Prof. Dr. Kazem; Brosius, Maximilian & Schilling, Raphael (2016) Dynamics of Institutional Mechanisms in Enterprise-wide Information Systems Architecture [fundamental research project]
Language English
Subjects information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date 16 October 2018
Publisher IEE Computer Society
Place of Publication Stockholm, Sweden
Page Range 153-161
Title of Book Proceedings of the 22nd International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing W
Event Title 13th Trends in Enterprise Architecture Workshop (TEAR 2018)
Event Location Stockholm, Sweden
Event Dates 16.10.2018
Depositing User Dr. Raphael Schilling
Date Deposited 12 Oct 2018 09:15
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Schilling, Raphael: Theories to Understand the Dynamic Nature of Enterprise Architecture. 2018. - 13th Trends in Enterprise Architecture Workshop (TEAR 2018). - Stockholm, Sweden.

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