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|Handbook of Research on Enterprise 2.0: Technological, Social, and Organizational Dimensions
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Fernando Moreira, João Varajão.
Workplace technology is evolving at an accelerated pace, driving innovation, productivity, and efficiency to exceedingly high levels. Businesses both small and large must keep up with these changes in order to compete effectively with fellow enterprises.
The Handbook of Research on Enterprise 2.0...
A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture
Organizational complexity is an unavoidable aspect of all businesses, even larger ones, which can hinder their ability to react to sudden or disruptive change. However, with the implementation of enterprise architecture (EA), businesses are able to provide their leaders with the resources needed to...
Complex Adaptive Systems Thinking Approach to Enterprise Architecture
Complex systems interact with an environment where a high degree of uncertainty exists. To reduce uncertainty, enterprises (should) create intelligence. This chapter shows that intelligence has two purposes: first, to increase and to assess (thus to correct) existing knowledge, and second, to support...
A Theory for Enterprise Coherence Governance
Roel Wagter, Henderik A. Proper, Dirk Witte.
In this chapter, the authors pose a theory for the governance of enterprise coherence. The proposed theory consists of three key ingredients: an Enterprise Coherence-governance Assessment (ECA), an Enterprise Coherence Framework (ECF), and an Enterprise Coherence Governance (ECG) approach. The ECA...
Architecture Leadership and Systems Thinking
Gone are the days when organizations were concerned with increasing efficiency by mastering repetitive tasks. The competitive, boundary-less world of today has dramatically altered the primary challenges of an organization: fluidity, coherence, and connectedness are the hallmarks of successful...
Enterprise-in-Environment Adaptation: Enterprise Architecture and Complexity Management
James S. Lapalme, Donald W. de Guerre.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a consulting practice and discipline intended to improve the management and functioning of complex organizations. The various approaches to EA can be classified by how they define what is to be architected and what, as a result, is the relevant environment....
Enterprise Architecture of Sustainable Development: An Analytical Framework
The Outcome Document of the recent international diplomatic conference on sustainable development, Rio+20, portrays it as a multi-stakeholder process aimed at increasing the wellbeing of present and future generations in a dynamic, inclusive, equitable, safe, lasting, and environmentally balanced...
Competitive Pattern-Based Strategies under Complexity: The Case of Turkish Managers
Gürdal Ertek, Nihat Kasap, Selin Tokman, Özcan Bilgin, Mert Inanoglu.
This chapter augments current Enterprise Architecture (EA) frameworks to become pattern-based. The main motivation behind pattern-based EA is the support for strategic decisions based on the patterns prioritized in a country or industry. Thus, to validate the need for pattern-based EA, it is essential...
Federated Enterprise Architecture: Meaning, Benefits, and Risks
Edward M. Newman.
The purpose of the chapter is to provide clarity on what a Federated Enterprise Architecture (FEA) is and what the benefits as well as risks are in contrast to a non-federated enterprise architecture. The chapter draws upon organizational theory, federalist theory, and case studies to explicate what...
Transitioning to Government Shared Services Centres: A Systems View
Torben Tambo, Lars Bækgaard.
Services are fundamental to the provisioning of business activities. Enterprise Architecture (EA) is maintaining the relationship between strategy, business, and technology. A clear definition and agreed understanding of services is critical to realising information technology artefacts. Services...
Navigating Complexity with Enterprise Architecture Management
Enterprises are like living creatures in the ecosystem – there are vast varieties of species; each individual in any species is unique, complex, dynamic, and constantly interacting with its ever-changing environment. Also, like living creatures, enterprises have many commonalities. These commonalities...
Emerging Business Intelligence Technologies for SMEs
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are socially and economically important, since they represent 98% of all enterprises, providing around 90 million jobs in the European Union, and contribute to entrepreneurship and innovation. However, SMEs face particular difficulties in order to be...
A Review of Tools for Overcoming the Challenge of Monitoring of Social Media
Carlos Figueroa, Abraham Otero.
Until recently, a company's communications with the public were unidirectional and mostly limited to advertisements in mass media. This gave companies almost complete control over their brand and image. Nowadays, a new set of media, in which the public has similar capabilities for creating content as...
CommunicaME: A New Proposal for Facilitating Communication Using NFC
Montserrat Mateos Sánchez, Juan Agustín Fraile Nieto, Roberto Berjón Gallinas, Miguel Ángel Sánchez Vidales.
In a society that is clearly influenced by new technology, new advances in mobile technology have yielded important changes in the way users interact with information systems and contextual information. There is a need to provide technological solutions that help users communicate more easily. In this...
Efficiency Theories: The State-of-the-Art
Vojko Potocan, Matjaz Mulej.
To some authors and scientists the concepts effectiveness and efficiency are significantly different. To others, they mean the same; while to a third group the truth about them lies somewhere between these two extremes. This chapter provides an overview of efficiency theories. It finds that the term...
Use of Social Network for Business in Public Relations
Damjana Jerman, Bruno Završnik.
Before the development of the Internet, there were only a few major media outlets that organizations could use to reach their target audiences. Subsequently, public relations practitioners were able to carefully control all forms of communication. The arrival of new media in the past few years has...
Impact of Economic Culture on the Development of Enterprises
Vojko Potocan, Zlatko Nedelko.
Values of individuals, culture of groups, ethics of communities, and the resulting influential norms (i.e. VCEN) are interdependent. VCEN tend to crucially influence development and application of knowledge, skills, talents, and other resources. In the current very competitive and increasingly global...