Special Issue "The Role of Enterprise Architecture for Digital Transformations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2020).
Interests: how organizations can gain organizational benefits from IS/IT alignment, dynamic capabilities, big data, and enterprise architecture competencies and capabilities
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Interests: technology adoption; inter-organizational systems; supply chain management; enterprise architecture
The strategic role of enterprise architecture (EA) in modern firms has gained considerable interest in recent years within the information systems and management community. The literature conceives EA as a blueprint of firms in the business ecosystem that documents the current and desirable future states of firms’ strategic goals, their collaborative efforts, business processes, and associated IT landscape. In the present turbulent economic environment, many firms face fierce pressure to enact strategic improvement programs to radically change their business models, synchronize firm resources, and operate toward a more sustainable and innovation-driven firm. EA allows firms (in the private and public sector) to timely and adequately adapt to these changing market and technological conditions while orchestrating firm-wide business and technology resources.
Using EA as a strategic asset is especially crucial in the age of digital transformation, where firms need to adopt new technologies that could substantially change the way they do business. However, our current understanding of how EA can be leveraged to embrace the digital transformation remains quite limited. This Special Issue aims to addresses these remaining gaps in the literature and tries to unfold the strategic role that EA plays in digitization and digitalization efforts. This is important, as these transformative efforts are considered cornerstones for firms to stay relevant and likewise drive innovative business capabilities across the firm.
For this Special Issue, we welcome a wide variety of original and high-quality EA papers, including both conceptual and empirically validated work (see our topic list). We explicitly seek papers that are original and innovative and that substantially extend existing EA work and concepts. Attractive papers are those that push the frontiers of the EA domain, drive best practices and further thinking in this domain, and advance our understanding of EA in the age of digital transformation.
Assoc. Prof. Rogier van de Wetering
Assoc. Prof. Sherah Kurnia
Dr. Svyatoslav Kotusev
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- EA in digital transformations
- EA artifacts for digital transformation
- lean EA practices
- the role of EA in innovative and agile firms
- EA resources, competences, and digital capabilities
- EA as a dynamic capability
- EA and organizational benefits
- EA as a facilitator of strategic digital alignment
- EA design and organizational sustainability