Exploring Enterprise Transformation from a Path Dependence Perspective: A Recycling Case and Conceptual Model

Daniel Fürstenau, Natalia Kliewer

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Abstrakt

In dispersed, multinational enterprises, complex integrations of information systems are a commonly hated threat as they render difficult fundamental changes of IT structures and standards embedded therein. This paper explores how integrations can turn into a burden and how thereby a company's technology platform can lock-in to a local optimum. We conceptualize information system architectures - a company's set of information systems and integrations - as networks. Based thereupon, we suggest a network model of path building that formalizes architectural growth processes and on-top technology adoptions, as when new systems attach preferentially to important hubs. Agent-based simulations give insights into how different growth parameters, i.e. new systems' degree of integration and preferentiality, increase the architecture's complexity and can reinforce predominant architectural patterns, such as "islands of shared technologies". We contrast the simulation results to empirical data that show the emergence of a fragmented IT landscape in a regionally-dispersed recycling
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings der 12. Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2015)
RedaktørerOliver Thomas, Frank Teuteberg
Antal sider15
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2015
Sider363-377
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783000491849
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa
Begivenhed12th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2015 - Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Tyskland
Varighed: 4 mar. 20156 mar. 2015
Konferencens nummer: 12
https://www.wi2015.de

Konference

Konference12th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2015
Nummer12
LokationUniversität Osnabrück
LandTyskland
ByOsnabrück
Periode04/03/201506/03/2015
Internetadresse
NavnWirtschaftsinformatik Proceedings
Vol/bind2015

Emneord

  • EA modeling and simulation
  • Network analysis
  • Enterprise transformation
  • Path dependence
  • EA visualization

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