Application Service Provision: A Working Tool for Inter-Organizational Systems in the Internet Age

Application Service Provision: A Working Tool for Inter-Organizational Systems in the Internet Age

Matthew W. Guah (Brunel University, UK) and Wendy L. Currie (University of Warwick, UK)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 35
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-318-0.ch005
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The Application Service Provision (ASP) business model offers a pragmatic adoption path for inter-organizations in the Internet Age. Given this pragmatic adoption path, academics are beginning to question the following: Where are enterprises adopting ASP technology first? Why are they choosing these areas? Where will they apply the evolving Web services technology next? This chapter’s primary purposes are to point out a number of issues that concern management of inter-organizations of the Internet Age and to explore the impact of ASP on such organizations. It will examine the strategies that will enable inter-organizations to better manage ASP resources for competitive advantage. While the phenomenon of ASP is still in an embryonic stage, we draw from seminal works of IS pioneers like Markus, Porter, Checkland, Maslow, and others. Their intellectual contributions, plus findings from research work at Brunel University, provide a framework for discussion. By shedding light on patterns of ASP’s trajectory, drivers, benefits, and risks, the chapter will help managers and academics to reflect on determining where ASP—and associated technologies—might be deployed and define a broad implementation program to exploit the potential of the ASP business model. The chapter seeks to find if Web services architectures are distinctively able to enhance the flexible coordination of business processes, which span various enterprises and rely on inter-organization information systems in the Internet Age.

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Sean B. Eom
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Sean B. Eom
One of the important roles of information technology is to permit firms to manage organizational interdependence. Over the past two decades, the... Sample PDF
An Introduction to Inter-Organizational Information Systems with Selected Bibliography
Chapter 2
Joseph B. O’Donnell, Bonnie C. Glassberg
This chapter provides a typology of inter-organizational information systems (IOISs) in order to provide a better understanding of the purposes of... Sample PDF
A Typology of Inter-Organizational Information Systems
Chapter 3
B. Ilyoo
This paper aims at developing a framework for business-to-business (B2B) inter-organizational systems (IOSs), based on real-world IOS examples.... Sample PDF
Classifying B2B Inter-Organizational Information Systems
Chapter 4
Sean B. Eom, Choong Kwon Lee
An IOS is an information and management system that transcends organizational boundaries via electronic linkages with its trading partners. The... Sample PDF
Information Technology Infrastructure for Inter-Organizational Systems
Chapter 5
Matthew W. Guah, Wendy L. Currie
The Application Service Provision (ASP) business model offers a pragmatic adoption path for inter-organizations in the Internet Age. Given this... Sample PDF
Application Service Provision: A Working Tool for Inter-Organizational Systems in the Internet Age
Chapter 6
Federico Pigni, Aurelio Ravarini, Donatella Sciuto, Carlo Angelo Zanaboni, Janice Burn
This chapter is a first contribution to the study of the role of a business association (BA) in managing inter-organizational (IO) relationships... Sample PDF
Business Associations as Hubs of Inter-Organizational Information Systems for SMEs - The 2Cities Portal
Chapter 7
Stefan Klein, Angeliki Poulymenakou, Kai Riemer, Dimitris Papakiriakopoulos, Marcel Gogolin, Athanasios Nikas
Inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) are information systems (ISs) embedded or deployed in inter-organizational relations. Predominantly... Sample PDF
IOIS and Interfirm Networks - Interdependents and Managerial Challenges
Chapter 8
Hope Koch
New technology, fueled by the Internet’s commercialization, has led to new types of business partner connectivity. However, statistics show... Sample PDF
Inter-Organizational Information System Adoption and Diffusion: A Review and Analysis of Empirical Research
Chapter 9
Sean B. Eom
Extranets are triggering a revolution in the structure and operations of many organizations in the new Internet-driven global economy. Extranets... Sample PDF
Evolution of DSS from Single User DSS to Inter-Organizational DSS
Chapter 10
Daniel J. Power, Shashidhar Kaparthi
A broad range of Inter-Organizational Decision Support Systems (IODSSs) can be built to support external stakeholders of an organization. This... Sample PDF
An Examination of Inter-Organizational Decision Support Systems
Chapter 11
Jill Drury, Jean Scholtz
This chapter describes different means of evaluating the usability and suitability of computer-based inter-organizational information systems... Sample PDF
Evaluating Inter-Organizational Information Systems
Chapter 12
Christine E. Storer, Geoffrey N. Soutar, Mohammed Quaddus
This chapter suggests the use of comparative pairs analysis as a method of collecting data for inter-organizational information system and chain... Sample PDF
Comparative Pairs Analysis for Inter-Organizational Information Systems (IOIS) Research
Chapter 13
Jose A. Medina-Garrido, Sebastian Bruque-Camara, Jose Ruiz-Navarro
This chapter analyzes how information technology fosters and supports the creation of strategic networks. First, we shall establish an eclectic... Sample PDF
Empirical Evidence on How Information Technology Encourages the Creation of Strategic Networks
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