Title
On the impact of modular dependencies on innovation in organizations On the impact of modular dependencies on innovation in organizations
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
Berlin :Springer-verlag berlin ,
Subject
Computer. Automation
Source (journal)
BUSINESS MODELING AND SOFTWARE DESIGN, BMSD 2011
Source (book)
1st International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, (BMSD), JUL 27-28, 2011, Sofia, BULGARIA
Volume/pages
109(2012) , p. 70-90
ISSN
1865-1348
ISBN
978-3-642-29788-5
ISI
000345337200005
ISBN
978-3-642-29787-8
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In volatile and customer-driven markets, the ability to innovate is a key success factor. It has been claimed that innovations need to be implemented at a steady pace to ensure business sustainability. However, the successful implementation of innovations is only poorly understood. As a result, many organizations and governments have difficulties stimulating and managing innovation. Several authors have proposed organizational modularity as a theoretical basis to better understand and manage innovation. Their main argument is that a modular structure enables parallel evolution of different organizational modules. Consequently, innovations can be implemented without being limited by implementation aspects of other organizational modules. Similarly, an imperfect modular structure will exhibit obstacles when implementing innovations. Such a modularity analysis has been applied by various authors on different levels of the organization, such as products, processes, departments, and supporting IT systems. Often, an enterprise architecture framework is used to model these different levels. However, these frameworks do not adequately support the modeling of modularity characteristics. In this paper, we present three case studies to demonstrate (1) how modular dependencies impact enterprise architecture projects, and (2) how modeling modular dependencies can be used to complement existing modeling approaches.
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