This paper illustrates how organizations change their architecture in response to environmental feedback, measured in relation to performance gaps. Based on a study of 762 organizations, we explore the modus operandi underpinning architectural change and argue that the interplay between social and historical aspiration levels: (i) constitutes a benchmark against which organizations measure current performance; and (ii) defines the scope of architectural change. While a small performance gap leads organizations to implement minor architectural changes (adaptation strategy), a large performance gap requires major change (reorientation strategy).

Changes in Organizational Architecture: Aspiration Levels, Performance Gaps and Organizational Change / Federica, Ceci; Francesca, Masciarelli; Prencipe, Andrea. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0219-8770. - 1(2016), pp. 1-21. [10.1142/S0219877016500024]

Changes in Organizational Architecture: Aspiration Levels, Performance Gaps and Organizational Change

PRENCIPE, ANDREA
2016

Abstract

This paper illustrates how organizations change their architecture in response to environmental feedback, measured in relation to performance gaps. Based on a study of 762 organizations, we explore the modus operandi underpinning architectural change and argue that the interplay between social and historical aspiration levels: (i) constitutes a benchmark against which organizations measure current performance; and (ii) defines the scope of architectural change. While a small performance gap leads organizations to implement minor architectural changes (adaptation strategy), a large performance gap requires major change (reorientation strategy).
Changes in Organizational Architecture: Aspiration Levels, Performance Gaps and Organizational Change / Federica, Ceci; Francesca, Masciarelli; Prencipe, Andrea. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0219-8770. - 1(2016), pp. 1-21. [10.1142/S0219877016500024]
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