A1 Journal article (refereed)
Ecosystem Architecture Management in the Public Sector : From Problems to Solutions (2019)

Nurmi, J., Seppänen, V., & Valtonen, M. K. (2019). Ecosystem Architecture Management in the Public Sector : From Problems to Solutions. Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly, 19, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.7250/csimq.2019-19.01

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Nurmi, Jarkko; Seppänen, Ville; Valtonen, Meri Katariina

Journal or series: Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly

eISSN: 2255-9922

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 19

Pages range: 1-18

Publisher: Riga Technical University

Publication country: Latvia

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7250/csimq.2019-19.01

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65139

Additional information: Thematic issue : Selected research results of the 17th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR2018) in Stockholm, Sweden, in September 24–26, 2018.


Based on our research concerning enterprise architecture (EA) in the Finnish public sector, we discuss how EA concept and tool need to be developed to support government business ecosystem and organization design. Our research context indicates, beyond a federal government or a state one, that even a single municipality, like a city concern, can be perceived as an ecosystem of its sectoral domains, subsidiaries and such. We outline a vision of an overall ontology-based, shared EA repository for the-whole-of-government current state descriptions and specify the central design principles and functional requirements for such a system, illustrating some potential use cases of it. Based on interview data from four smart city cases in Finland, we suggest a management model for the government ecosystem architecture target state design, specifically a design process for co-creating new services in the ecosystem. Further, we outline some principles for government ecosystem architecture management.

Keywords: enterprise architecture; systems thinking; public sector; ontologies (information management)

Free keywords: enterprise architecture; ecosystem; public sector; ontology

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1

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