University of St.Gallen
research platform alexandria
search publications
browse publications
by person
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
by year

Facilitating Enterprise Transformation Through Legitimacy – An Institutional Perspective

abstract Much research has been conducted in order to design sophisticated enterprise transformation (ET) methods, for instance in terms of enterprise architecture management. However, only little attention has been paid to the factors that, to some extent independent of a method’s sophistication, exert pressure on a transformation approach’s desirability, appropriateness, and acceptance. Grounded in institutional theory, this paper structures and exemplifies design factors that should be obeyed in order to build and anchor an effective enterprise transformation approach in an intra-organizational context. Specifically we found the factor of legitimacy to be crucial for successful ET. Strategies for gaining legitimacy are discussed accordingly. Overall, this paper’s institutional perspective contributes to better understand and design ET approaches.
   
type conference paper (English)
   
project A Design Theory for Architectural Coordination of Enterprise Transformations (ACET)
name of conference Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2012 (Braunschweig)
date of conference 01-09-2012
title of proceedings Tagungsband der MKWI 2012
page(s) 1073–1084
publisher Gito (Berlin)
review double-blind review
   
citation Aier, S., & Weiss, S. (2012). Facilitating Enterprise Transformation Through Legitimacy – An Institutional Perspective. In Mattfeld, D. C., & Robra-Bissantz, S. (Eds.), Tagungsband der MKWI 2012, pp.1073–1084. Berlin: Gito.