The Architectural Enablement of a Digital Platform Strategy

Robert Lorenz Törmer

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Facing the opportunities and threats arising from digitalization, traditional brick-and-mortar companies are increasingly following the lead of digital natives and turning towards platform strategies to gain speed in the development of digital value propositions internally and co- create value in their surrounding ecosystem. This research project elaborates on the digitalization journey of the LEGO Group to investigate how companies can architect digital platforms to overcome previous limitations to digital innovation. Portraying Enterprise Architecture (EA) as a central mechanism to guide the transformational journey, the research elaborates how this dynamic capability can be built. Subsequently, a path constitution perspective reveals how a company can re-architect its pre-existing information infrastructure into a digital platform. The research project will be rounded off by articulating how this transformation removes previous barriers to digital innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2018 Proceedings
EditorsMotonari Tanabu, Dai Senoo
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2018
Article number323
ISBN (Print)9784902590838
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2018 - Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 26 Jun 201830 Jun 2018
Conference number: 22


ConferenceThe 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2018
LocationYokohama Royal Park Hotel
SponsorAssociation for Information Systems
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  • Digital platform
  • Information infrastructure
  • Enterprise architecture

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