Richter, Janek ORCID: 0000-0003-3189-9357 and Basten, Dirk (2016). In Search of Explanations: Conceptualizing the Relationship between Service-oriented Architecture and Organizational Agility. In: 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016) : Dublin, Ireland, 11-14 December 2016, pp. 3821-3838. Red Hook, NY: Curran. ISBN 9781510838376

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Striving to survive in dynamic business environments, companies often aim to strengthen their organizational agility (OA) by making use of information systems (IS). While findings reported in pertinent literature regarding the relationship between IS and OA are inconclusive, many authors advocate service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a means to ultimately shape OA. However, research on this relationship lacks a systematic synthesis of explanatory results and theoretical contributions. To close this research gap, we synthesize literature in order to conceptualize the relationship between SOA and OA. The potential for establishing a definitive link between SOA and OA is limited because of the weak conceptualization of these two concepts in many studies and their merely association without providing any further explanation of their linkage. In addition to providing a conceptualization of the relationship between SOA and OA, we thus offer an agenda for future research to continue the search for explanations.

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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-93000
Title of Book: 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016) : Dublin, Ireland, 11-14 December 2016
Volume: Vol. 5
Page Range: pp. 3821-3838
Date: 11 December 2016
Publisher: Curran
Place of Publication: Red Hook, NY
ISBN: 9781510838376
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
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Refereed: Yes


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