Enhancing digital platform capabilities and networking capability with EA-driven dynamic capabilities

R. van de Wetering, Jordy Dijkman

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Digital platforms, e.g., like Alibaba, are currently revolutionizing and shaping the business ecosystem and transforming how firms build a competitive advantage. Decision-makers recognize the opportunities created by these new digital technologies, but to create compelling digital platforms, a firm requires digital platform capabilities (DPC). This study tries to explain how enterprise architecture (EA)-driven capabilities, conceptualized as dynamic capabilities, enhance DPC and the firms’ networking capability (NC), i.e., its ability to initiate, maintain, and utilize relationships with other players. A research model is developed with associated hypotheses. Data is collected from 414 respondents, including senior managers, executives, enterprise architects, IT, and business managers, to test the hypotheses. The findings show that EA-driven dynamic capabilities enhance both DPC and NC. This research advances our current understanding of how EA-driven dynamic capabilities drive DPC and NC to form the foundation for achieving business value during the COVID-19 shock.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Americas Conference on Information Systems
PublisherAIS Electronic Library
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Event27th Americas Conference on Information Systems: Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Online, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 9 Aug 202113 Aug 2021


Conference27th Americas Conference on Information Systems
Abbreviated titleAMCIS 2021
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  • business value under COVID-19
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • EA-driven dynamic capabilities
  • digital platform capability
  • networking capability


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