Standards play crucial roles in many different aspects of todayas economy. They can define meanings of semantics, product interfaces, process steps, or performance levels. Interorganisational standards are specifications that define business-related semantics and processes, which are made accessible to other organisationsa information systems. While modular organisation forms such as supply chain networks demand such standards for higher flexibility, XML-based Web Services offer a relatively new technological platform to develop such standards. The development of comprehensive interorganisational standards, however, is far from being completed. This book thus answers the questions, how interorganisational standards are developed and how different actors should get involved in it. The author uses actor-network theory to conduct two in-depth case studies on ebXML and RosettaNet. While researchers will find new explanations for the development of interorganisational standards, managers and executives will benefit from the strategic implications this book discusses.The Program sponsors are Menlo Worldwide, HP, Intel, Micron Technology and Arrow Electronics. ... University of California, InSync Software, Cisco Systems, GridNode, E2open, Formfill, Fujitsu, Global eXchange Services, Nokia, ... While the use of PIPs enables the automation of interorganisational processes, the implementation still involves a lot of manual work requiring project teams on both sides.
|Author||:||Ulrich M. Löwer|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-02-25|