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Dynamic Enterprise Architecture Capabilities: Conceptualization and Validation

  • Rogier van de WeteringEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 354)

Abstract

The notion of enterprise architecture (EA) and EA-based capabilities in IS literature has emerged as an important research domain. However, the conceptualizations of EA-based capabilities remain ambiguous, largely not validated and still lack a firm base in theory. This study, therefore, aims to rigorously conceptualize EA-based capabilities grounded in theory and puts forward the notion of dynamic enterprise architecture capabilities. These capabilities highlight the core areas in which organizations should infuse EA. The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable and valid measurement scale. This scale is validated using item-sorting analyses, expert reviews and an empirical study of 299 CIOs and enterprise architects. The outcomes support the validity and reliability of the scale. The dynamic enterprise architecture capabilities scale developed in this research contributes to theory development and the EA knowledge base. The scale may be used as an assessment or benchmarking tool in practice.

Keywords

Enterprise architecture Enterprise architecture capabilities Dynamic enterprise architecture capabilities Dynamic capabilities view Scale development and validation 

Notes

Acknowledgment

I want to thank Tom Hendrickx, Kevin Billen and Salo Langer for their contributions in the data collection and for sharing their perspectives in numerous discussions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Open University of the NetherlandsHeerlenthe Netherlands

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