Understanding the Economic Potential of Service-Oriented Architecture

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F562382D0F8F
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Understanding the Economic Potential of Service-Oriented Architecture
Périodique
Journal of Management Information Systems
Auteur(s)
Mueller B., Viering G., Legner C., Riempp G.
ISSN
0742-1222
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
26
Numéro
4
Pages
145-180
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is one of the most discussed topics in the information systems (IS) discipline. While most computer scientists agree that the service-oriented paradigm has clear benefits in terms of technical quality attributes, it has been difficult to justify SOA economically. The few studies that have investigated the strategic and economic aspects of SOA are mostly exploratory and lack a more comprehensive framework for understanding the sources of its economic potential. Based on IS and SOA literature, our work goes further in suggesting the SOA economic potential model, which describes the causal relationships between the SOA's style characteristics and value it can provide on the business side. Using this model, we investigate 164 SOA cases published between 2003 and 2008 to explore the economic rationale for adopting SOA. Our findings suggest that SOA's business benefits are currently mainly driven by operational and information technology infrastructural improvements. However, enterprises also realize strategic benefits from SOA; for example, by electronically integrating with their business partners by means of SOA. We use the results of our study to derive propositions and suggest a research model for future studies on SOA's economic potential.
Mots-clé
Service-oriented Architecture, Business benefits, Economic potential, IS value, service science
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