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

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.

52 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2018

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Gurdal Ertek

Abu Dhabi University; Sabanci University - Sabanci University; Sabanci University

Nihat Kasap

Sabanci University

Selin Tokman

Sabanci University

Özcan Bilgin

Sabanci University

Mert İnanoğlu

Sabanci University

Date Written: March 28, 2018

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Ertek, Gurdal and Kasap, Nihat and Tokman, Selin and Bilgin, Özcan and İnanoğlu, Mert, Competitive Pattern-Based Strategies Under Complexity: The Case of Turkish Managers (March 28, 2018). 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. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3151567

Gurdal Ertek (Contact Author)

Abu Dhabi University ( email )

Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

HOME PAGE: http://ertekprojects.com

Sabanci University - Sabanci University ( email )

Orhanli
Estambul, Tuzla 34956
Turkey

Sabanci University ( email )

School of Management
Orhanli Tuzla
İstanbul, 34956
Turkey

Nihat Kasap

Sabanci University ( email )

Orta Mahalle Üniversite Caddesi 27
Istanbul, Orhanli, 34956 Tuzla 34956
Turkey

Selin Tokman

Sabanci University ( email )

School of Management
Orhanli Tuzla
İstanbul, 34956
Turkey

Özcan Bilgin

Sabanci University ( email )

School of Management
Orhanli Tuzla
İstanbul, 34956
Turkey

Mert İnanoğlu

Sabanci University ( email )

School of Management
Orhanli Tuzla
İstanbul, 34956
Turkey

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