Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has gained much popularity lately, in both practice and academia. Since SOA concepts and technology are maturing, companies have started to engage in projects that will fundamentally transform IS landscapes over the next decade. While the growing body of SOA research is mostly technology-oriented, the IS community needs to investigate the strategic, organizational, and managerial issues associated with SOA implementation. This paper profiles SOA and Web services research since 2000 with a focus on practices, adoption, and impact. Drawing on a sample of 175 papers in academic journals and conference proceedings, we establish transparency of the current state of research. Our analysis finds that the science base for SOA research from an IS perspective is still under construction thereby reflecting the novelty of the underlying technologies. We conclude that business aspects remain underserved and derive a number of recommendations for the IS community on how to proceed with SOA research.
Viering, Goetz; Legner, Christine; and Ahlemann, Frederik, "THE (LACKING) BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE ON SOA – CRITICAL THEMES IN SOA RESEARCH" (2009). Wirtschaftsinformatik Proceedings 2009. 5.