Enhancing Digital Platform Capability and Networking Capability with Dynamic Enterprise Architecture Capabilities
: In the view of market and technological turbulence

  • J. (Jordy) Dijkman

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

This study conceptualizes and defines enterprise architecture-based (EA) capabilities, following the dynamic capabilities view, which tries to explain how dynamic enterprise architecture capabilities (DEAC) enhance digital platform capabilities (DPC) and networking capability (NC). By synthesizing the reach and range of DEAC as a dynamic capability, this research builds on previous EA-based capability studies through three related but distinct capabilities: EA sensing, EA mobilizing, and EA transformation capabilities. Data is collected from 142 key respondents (enterprise architects, IT and business consultants, IT managers, and others) from 19 different industries in the Netherlands to test hypotheses associated with the research model. The findings show that when a firm possesses DEAC, DPC and NC are enhanced. Moreover, the findings indicate that DPC as NC contributes to higher organizational performance. However, market turbulence, in contrast to technological turbulence, influences DPC in obtaining or retaining organizational performance. The current research advances understandings of how DEAC can align business and IT to improve DPC and NC and create a competitive advantage.
Date of Award16 Feb 2021
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorRogier van de Wetering (Examinator) & Ella Roubtsova (Co-assessor)

Keywords

  • Dynamic enterprise architecture capabilities
  • networking capability
  • digital platform capability
  • market turbulence
  • technological turbulence

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