Dynamic Capability Building in the LEGO Group - Prospective Activities VS. Reflective Learning in Preparation for a Turbulent Digital Future

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The competitive pressures arising from digitalization increasingly favour companies that are able to respond to market opportunities by reconfiguring and integrating digitally-enabled business capabilities. The corresponding organizational challenge to integrate technological as well as managerial knowledge from distinct sources has previously been addressed by the dynamic capa-bilities framework, which has received major attention in strategic management research during the past decades. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the intentional creation of dynamic capabilities in preparation for future use. To this end, this paper reports on the digitalization journey of the LEGO Group to investigate the development of its Enterprise Architecture capabil-ity. The theoretical analysis approaches Enterprise Architecture as a meta-competence to focus on dynamic capability building. The theoretical model unveils how capability quality and perfor-mance are shaped by prospective activities and reflective learning from capability use as well as accumulated experience. Furthermore, the findings position Enterprise Architecture into the theo-retical context of strategic management and emphasize the discipline’s orchestrating role for con-tinuous transformation in the digital age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationStockholm & Uppsala
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781733632508
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2019: Information Systems for a Sharing Society - Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 8 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Conference number: 27
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ConferenceThe 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2019
Number27
LocationStockholm University
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period08/06/201914/06/2019
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Törmer, R. L., & Henningsson, S. (2019). Dynamic Capability Building in the LEGO Group - Prospective Activities VS. Reflective Learning in Preparation for a Turbulent Digital Future. In Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) Stockholm & Uppsala: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).
Törmer, Robert Lorenz ; Henningsson, Stefan. / Dynamic Capability Building in the LEGO Group - Prospective Activities VS. Reflective Learning in Preparation for a Turbulent Digital Future. Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Stockholm & Uppsala : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2019.
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Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Stockholm & Uppsala : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2019.

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Törmer RL, Henningsson S. Dynamic Capability Building in the LEGO Group - Prospective Activities VS. Reflective Learning in Preparation for a Turbulent Digital Future. In Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Stockholm & Uppsala: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2019