DESIGN SCIENCE AND ACTOR NETWORK THEORY NEXUS - A Perspective of Content Development of a Critical Process for Enterprise Architecture Management

Theodora Ngosi, Markus Helfert, Marian Carcary, Eoin Whelan

Abstract

Design science in the Information Systems (IS) field is situated at the intersection of behavioural sciences, engineering and social sciences. However, little critical attention is paid to the behavioural aspects in a design process. Specifically, the role of the actors, group dynamics, consensus building and how results are achieved. This paper describes a design-oriented case study on the content development of the Enterprise Architecture Management, one of 32 critical processes (CP) of the Information Technology Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF). The case study methodology is an ethnographic exploratory approach tracing the content development of this CP from conception to maturity. We apply the combined principles of design science and Actor Network Theory (ANT). We develop a Translation Model that gives an integrative basis for using these combined principles in order to interpret the content development of this CP. The paper concludes with the validation of the Translation Model model to highlight its dominating qualities.

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Ngosi T., Helfert M., Carcary M. and Whelan E. (2011). DESIGN SCIENCE AND ACTOR NETWORK THEORY NEXUS - A Perspective of Content Development of a Critical Process for Enterprise Architecture Management . In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-56-0, pages 449-456. DOI: 10.5220/0003553304490456


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@conference{iceis11,
author={Theodora Ngosi and Markus Helfert and Marian Carcary and Eoin Whelan},
title={DESIGN SCIENCE AND ACTOR NETWORK THEORY NEXUS - A Perspective of Content Development of a Critical Process for Enterprise Architecture Management},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2011},
pages={449-456},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003553304490456},
isbn={978-989-8425-56-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - DESIGN SCIENCE AND ACTOR NETWORK THEORY NEXUS - A Perspective of Content Development of a Critical Process for Enterprise Architecture Management
SN - 978-989-8425-56-0
AU - Ngosi T.
AU - Helfert M.
AU - Carcary M.
AU - Whelan E.
PY - 2011
SP - 449
EP - 456
DO - 10.5220/0003553304490456