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Responding to Enterprise Architecture Initiatives: Loyalty, Voice and Exit

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Title: Responding to Enterprise Architecture Initiatives: Loyalty, Voice and Exit
Authors: Hylving, Lena
Bygstad, Bendik
Keywords: Government Transformation and Digitalization: Governance, Organization, and Management
Enterprise architecture, government, repsonse
Issue Date: 03 Jan 2018
Abstract: 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.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50185
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2018.297
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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