From Enterprise Architecture Management to Organizational Agility: The Mediating Role of IT Capabilities

M. (Maurice) Pattij, R. van de Wetering, R.J. Kusters

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Article in proceedingAcademicpeer-review


Enterprise architecture (EA) has claimed to provide several benefits
for organizations including improving organizational agility. Becoming more
agile is an essential capability for organizations and a necessity to respond to
the rapidly changing environment. The way these EA benefits are established
is seen as complex and involves interconnections of multiple organizational
facets. However, currently, there is a lack of empirical studies on EA and how
it contributes to benefit realization. Moreover, empirically validated work on
EA processes is even more scarce. This research addresses this gap and
investigates the effect of an EA management approach on organizational
agility. A conceptual model was developed proposing a mediation effect of IT
capabilities on the relationship between enterprise architecture management
and agility. A survey was performed among key EA stakeholders. Based on a
sample of 110 responses, a partial least squares structural equation modeling
analysis was performed to test the mediation model. The results indicate that
the effect of enterprise architecture management on organizational agility is
indeed mediated by IT capabilities. Finally, the present study discusses the
implications of this research and provides suggestions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32NDBled eConference Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society
Subtitle of host publicationJune 16 –19, 2019, Bled, Slovenia, Conference Proceedings
EditorsAndreja Pucihar, Mirjana Kljajič Borštnar, Roger Bons, Juergen Seitz , Helen Cripps, Doroteja Vidmar
Place of PublicationMaribor
PublisherUniversity of Maribor Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789612862800
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event32nd Bled eConference: Humanizing Technology for a Sustainable Society - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 16 Jun 201919 Jun 2019
Conference number: 32


Conference32nd Bled eConference
Internet address


  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture Management
  • IT Capabilities
  • Mediating Role
  • Organizational Agility


Dive into the research topics of 'From Enterprise Architecture Management to Organizational Agility: The Mediating Role of IT Capabilities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this