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Responding to Enterprise Architecture Initiatives: Loyalty, Voice and Exit
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, ICT, Viktoria.
University of Oslo, Norway.
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Many large organizations have on-going Enterprise Architecture initiatives. Key aims include achieving more organizational agility, and to tidy up a messy portfolio of IT silo systems. A holistic approach to IT architecture has been an accepted strategy, but the results of these initiatives have been variable. An under-researched aspect is how different organizational units respond to the call for a holistic approach. In this study, we investigate how different stakeholders connected to three ongoing projects responded to the call for EA. With a qualitative approach, we identify three options of response to EA initiatives: (i) compliance with the EA strategy, (ii) loyal but isolated response, and (iii) rebel solutions. We argue for the need of a more nuanced repertoire of actions for dealing with EA, and show how these responses are useful for understanding and managing successful EA.

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2018.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-33863OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-33863DiVA, id: diva2:1208696
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Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018 (HICSS-51)
Available from: 2018-05-18 Created: 2018-05-18 Last updated: 2018-05-18Bibliographically approved

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