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Enterprise architecture institutionalization: A tale of two cases

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2017
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages842-857
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780991556700
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Information Systems - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 5 Jun 201710 Jun 2017

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Information Systems
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period5/06/1710/06/17

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine why organizations with similar objectives and environments at the beginning obtain different outcomes when implementing enterprise architecture (EA) projects and how EA institutionalization process occurs. We conduct a qualitative multiple-case study using the lens of institutional theory through the analysis of intra-organization relations. The results show that the institutional logic of stakeholders can drive EA projects in different directions during the process of EA institutionalization, and thus organizations obtain different project outcomes ultimately. We contribute by extending the knowledge on EA institutionalization from a micro-level perspective, understanding and explaining how the organizational structure was shaped and influenced by stakeholders’ relations, as well as providing insight into stakeholders’ behaviors and activities during the process of EA institutionalization so that practitioners may improve the success rate of EA projects, particularly in the public sector.

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Keywords

  • Enterprise architecture, Institutional theory, Institutionalization process, Public sector

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland