Disentangling the Digitality of Startups from an Enterprise Architecture Perspective

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In this paper, we pick up the recent discourse on “digital x” and advance the field of digital entrepreneurship by disentangling the digitality of startups from an enterprise architecture (EA) perspective. In doing so, we provide a taxonomy based on the development process of Nickerson et al. (2013) and Kundisch et al. (2022) to better distinguish between startups with a high and a low degree of digitality. Here, by drawing on architectural layers, related design objects, and their dependencies, we differentiate between two primary (i.e., distinctive) and three secondary (i.e., supportive) dimensions of digitality. Finally, we demonstrate the taxonomy’s applicability to real-world startups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2003 Proceedings
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationWellington, New Zealand
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Publication date08.12.2023
Article number145
Publication statusPublished - 08.12.2023
Event34th Australasian Conference on Information Systems - ACIS 2023 - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 05.12.202308.12.2023
Conference number: 34

    Research areas

  • Business informatics - digital entrepreneurship, digital start-up, digital technologies, enterprise architecture