Emergent Changes in Enterprise Architectures: Framework and Case Study

Daniel Fürstenau, Carson Woo

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We suggest an emergent change framework for enterprise architecture. Drawing on Leavitt's Change Model of Organizations, our framework focusses on socio-technical changes in tasks, structures, actors, and technologies. By applying the framework to a medium-sized company from the media industry and drawing on a relatively unique panel data set (2014, 2016, 2018), we demonstrate the amount of emergent changes and confirm three patterns of change. These findings help to advance the study of change and its propagation across different components of an enterprise over time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
EditorsHelmut Krcmar, Jane Fedorowicz, Wai Fong Boh, Jan Marco Leimeister, Sunil Wattal
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2019
Article number3281
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683197
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019: Information Systems - The Heart of Innovation Ecosystems - International Congress Center Munich (ICM), Munich, Germany
Duration: 15 Dec 201918 Dec 2019
Conference number: 40


Conference40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
LocationInternational Congress Center Munich (ICM)
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


  • Emergent changes
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Organizational change

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