Sustaining an Acquisition-based Growth Strategy: The Use of Enterprise Architecture at Cisco Systems

Stefan Henningsson, Gustav Toppenberg, Graeme Shanks

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    Abstract

    Value creating acquisitions are a major challenge for many firms. Our case study of Cisco Systems shows that an advanced Enterprise Architecture (EA) capability can contribute to the acquisition process through a) preparing the acquirer to become ‘acquisition ready’, b) identifying resource complementarity, c) directing and governing the integration process, and d) post-acquisition evaluation of the achieved integration and proposing ways forward. Using the EA capability in the acquisition process improves Cisco’s ability to rapidly capture value from its acquisitions and to sustain its acquisition-based growth strategy over time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventPre-ICIS 2014 SIM/MISQE Academic Workshop on Enterprise Architecture for Business Transformation - Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 13 Dec 201413 Dec 2014
    http://misqe.org/ojs2/PreICIS-MISQE-2014.pdf

    Workshop

    WorkshopPre-ICIS 2014 SIM/MISQE Academic Workshop on Enterprise Architecture for Business Transformation
    CountryNew Zealand
    CityAuckland
    Period13/12/201413/12/2014
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