DESIGNING ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURES BASED ON SYSTEMS THEORETIC STABILITY

Philip Huysmans, David Bellens, Dieter Van Nuffel, Kris Ven

Abstract

Contemporary organizations are operating in increasingly volatile environments. Hence, organizations must be agile in order to be able to quickly adapt to changes in its environment. Given the increasing complexity of organizations, it has been argued that organizations should be purposefully designed. Enterprise architecture frameworks provide guidance for the design of organizational structures. Unfortunately, current enterprise architecture frameworks have a descriptive, rather than a prescriptive nature and do not seem to have a strong theoretical foundation. In this paper, we explore the feasibility of extending the prescriptive design principles of the Normalized Systems theory to the field of enterprise architecture. Our results show that such approach is feasible and illustrate how the systems theoretic concept of stability can be used on the organizational level.

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Huysmans P., Bellens D., Van Nuffel D. and Ven K. (2010). DESIGNING ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURES BASED ON SYSTEMS THEORETIC STABILITY . In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-17-1, pages 157-162. DOI: 10.5220/0002985901570162


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ice-b10,
author={Philip Huysmans and David Bellens and Dieter Van Nuffel and Kris Ven},
title={DESIGNING ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURES BASED ON SYSTEMS THEORETIC STABILITY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={157-162},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002985901570162},
isbn={978-989-8425-17-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010)
TI - DESIGNING ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURES BASED ON SYSTEMS THEORETIC STABILITY
SN - 978-989-8425-17-1
AU - Huysmans P.
AU - Bellens D.
AU - Van Nuffel D.
AU - Ven K.
PY - 2010
SP - 157
EP - 162
DO - 10.5220/0002985901570162