Competitive Pattern-Based Strategies under Complexity: The Case of Turkish Managers

November 1, 2017
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Competitive pattern-based strategies under complexity and the supporting pattern-based EA (Enterprise Architecture). This framework augments the classic EA, which consists of only the region inside the dashed circle.
Competitive pattern-based strategies under complexity and the supporting pattern-based EA (Enterprise Architecture). This framework augments the classic EA, which consists of only the region inside the dashed circle.

This paper aims to augment current Enterprise Architecture (EA) frameworks to become pattern-based. The main motivation behind pattern-based EA is the support for strategic decisions based on the patterns prioritized in a country or industry. Thus, to validate the need for pattern-based EA, it is essential to show how different patterns gain priority under different contexts, such as industries. To this end, this chapter also reveals the value of alternative managerial strategies across different industries and business functions in a specific market, namely Turkey. Value perceptions for alternative managerial strategies were collected via survey, and the values for strategies were analyzed through the rigorous application of statistical techniques. Then, evidence was searched and obtained from business literature that support or refute the statistically-supported hypothesis. The results obtained through statistical analysis are typically confirmed with reports of real world cases in the business literature. Results suggest that Turkish firms differ significantly in the way they value different managerial strategies. There also exist differences based on industries and business functions. Our study provides guidelines to managers in Turkey, an emerging country, on which strategies are valued most in their industries. This way, managers can have a better understanding of their competitors and business environment, and can develop the appropriate pattern-based EA to cope with complexity and succeed in the market.

Ertek, G., Kasap, N., Tokman, S., Bilgin, Ö., İnanoğlu, M. (2013) “Competitive Pattern-Based Strategies under Complexity: The Case of Turkish Managers”, In P. Saha (ed.) A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture. ISBN-10: 1466645180.

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