Information systems (IS) research has long been promoting the necessity of aligning local IS investments in organizations with their enterprise-wide objectives. One of the prominent means to realize such an alignment are mechanisms that coordinate various stakeholders in different organizational entities. Despite its prominent origins and manifold translations from organization science (OS), there is no coherent body of coordination theory. The research at hand con-ducts a literature review of coordination mechanisms to offer a more coherent understanding of coordination for prospective IS research. To this end and structured in eight categories of mechanisms, we contrast a reflection of coordination in OS and IS research. We also discuss how IS studies follow and complement OS research, outlining implications for future research.
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Advances in Enterprise Engineering XI
7th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference (EEWC)