Dynamic Capabilities for Sustainable Enterprise IT – A Modeling Framework

  • Mohammad Hossein DaneshEmail author
  • Pericles Loucopoulos
  • Eric Yu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9381)


A key consideration of researchers and practitioners alike in the field of information systems engineering is the co-development of information systems and business structures and processes that are in alignment, that this alignment reflects the challenges presented by the business ecologies and that the developed systems are sustainable through appropriate responses to pressures for their evolution. These challenges inevitably need to be addressed through development schemes that recognize the intertwining of information systems, business strategy and their ecosystems. The paper presents the conceptual modeling foundations of such a scheme providing a detailed exposition of the issues and solutions for sustainable systems in which Capability plays an integrative role using examples from an industrial-size application. The contribution of the paper is on its proposition of conceptual modeling techniques that are applicable to both business strategies and information systems development.


Capability modeling Enterprise engineering Sustainability 



The work of P. Loucopoulos is partly supported by grant NPRP 7-662-2-247. The work of E. Yu and M.H. Danesh is partly supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Hossein Danesh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pericles Loucopoulos
    • 2
  • Eric Yu
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Manchester Business SchoolThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.Faculty of InformationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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