Quotation Limaj, Everist, Bernroider, Edward. 2019. A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of Case Study Based Agile Scaling Research in the Context of Digital Transformations. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. 375 74-84.




Over the past decade, agile scaling concepts in organizations have gained considerable momentum and renewed attention especially from business practice . While agility has its roots in software development, the concept of agile at scale aims at more generally applying agile practices in organizations across different industries. Academic research is serving this development in different disciplines, most notably the management and information systems fields. This short paper takes stock of the last 12 years of scholarly research by developing a systematic content analysis of 26 case studies dealing with agile scaling concepts in the context of digital transformation. In the attempt to narrow the gap between research and practice, we focus on case studies as a strategic research methodology providing rich insights of complex real-life processes such as agile scaling. The findings synthesize the current state of knowledge in this regard and offer new research avenues contributing to the present agile scaling discourse.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C
Language English
Title A Systematic Analysis and Synthesis of Case Study Based Agile Scaling Research in the Context of Digital Transformations
Volume 375
Year 2019
Page from 74
Page to 84
Reviewed? Y
DOI na
Open Access N


Limaj, Everist (Details)
Bernroider, Edward (Details)
Information Systems and Operations Management DP (Details)
Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5364 Project management (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5937 Information systems (Details)
5943 Risk research (Details)
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