A taxonomy of scaling agility

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


Driven by environmental uncertainty, many organizations today attempt to achieve agility at scale. However, given the variety and complexity of these efforts, there is currently a limited understanding in terms of their most relevant configurations, especially over the process of change. Based on an iterative taxonomy development approach grounded in design science, we present a taxonomy to structure, configure, and update scaling agility. The resulting multi-dimensional classification system offers an integrative view on elements only selectively considered in prior research. While offering a conceptual anchor for further research, we also provide specific configurations covering three different stages of scaling agility.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Strategic Information Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2022


  • Scaling agility
  • Taxonomy development
  • Qualitative research

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