Enterprise Architecture Management: Toward a Taxonomy of Applications

Fatemeh Rahimi, John Gøtze, Charles Møller

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Despite the growing interest in enterprise architecture management, researchers and practitioners lack a shared understanding of its applications in organizations. Building on findings from a literature review and eight case studies, we develop a taxonomy that categorizes applications of enterprise architecture management based on three classes of enterprise architecture scope. Organizations may adopt enterprise architecture management to support IT strategy formation, planning and implementation; facilitate business strategy planning and implementation; or further complement the business strategy formation process. The findings challenge the traditional IT-centric view of enterprise architecture management application and suggest enterprise architecture management as an approach that could support consistent design and evolution of an organization as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalCommunications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS)
Issue number4-2017
Pages (from-to)120-166
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise architecture management
  • Application
  • Taxonomy
  • Case Study


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