Adaptive Technologies and Business Integration: Social, Managerial and Organizational Dimensions

Adaptive Technologies and Business Integration: Social, Managerial and Organizational Dimensions

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Bruno Conceicao Cortes (Business Objects, Portugal) and Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal)
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Release Date: October, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 382
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-048-6
ISBN13: 9781599040486|ISBN10: 1599040484|EISBN13: 9781599040509
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Adaptive Technologies and Business Integration: Social, Managerial and Organizational Dimensions provides an authoritative review of both intra-organizational and inter-organizational aspects in business integration, including: managerial and organizational integration, social integration, and technology integration, along with the resources to accomplish this competitive advantage. This Premier Reference Source contains the most comprehensive knowledge on business integration. It provides an all-encompassing perspective on the importance of business integration in the emerging networked, extended, and collaborative organizational models. The innovative research contained in this reference work make it an essential addition to every library.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business alignment
  • Business integration
  • Corporate acquisition
  • Enterprise Modeling
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Information communication technology (ICT)
  • Intelligent organizations
  • Ontology mapping techniques
  • Projects appraisal
  • Relational data sources
  • Supply Chain Management
  • XML
Reviews and Testimonials

"This book integrates several dimensions of the quickly evolving field of business integration, including academics, research institutions, and industry."

– Maria Manuela Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal

"Both aspects that are covered in this book are important: cases that are industry- and demand-driven, and theoretical investigations which can inform the customers about the real potential of the new technologies which can act as drivers and paradigms that can govern the organizational or social aspects of all types of business constellations."

– Adamantios Koumpis, ALTEC, S.A., Greece

I was happy to recognize in the book of Prof Cunha that despite the richness of its content with breaking information that comes from highly advnaced research results at the international level, the structure of the book helps the reader to find the most of of it in terms of utility and usefulness. I recommend it both for use as a reference book to help postgraduate students and researchers in the field, and for the professional consultant in the fields of IT management.

– Nicolaos Protogeros, University of Macedonia, Greece

This book brings together 16 chapters that address various business integration issues that are of significant importance to modern business organizations, researchers, practitioners, and educators.

– In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA

This resource for scholars, technology developers, and executives describes adaptive strategies and tools used to enable business integration. Its broad coverage encompasses both intra- and inter- organizational integration in three dimensions: managerial, social, and organizational.

– Book News Inc., August 2007
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Editor/Author Biographies
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
Bruno Conceicao Cortes is currently a senior software developer for Business Objects, one of the world’s leading companies in business intelligence solutions. Until recently, he lectured in the Higher School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal, where he was the coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence Area and the responsible teacher for courses on databases, advanced databases programming, and decision support systems. He holds a Dipl. Eng. in Informatics and Systems Engineering, with specialization in Systems Analysis and Software Specification, an M.Sci. in Informatics and Computer Science, with specialization in Distributed Systems, Computers Communication and Computers Architecture, all from the University of Minho, Portugal. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence). He was project leader in several projects on business intelligence, enterprise information systems, data quality, and decision support environments. His main areas of interest and expertise are business integration, decision support, business intelligence, and database development.
Goran D. Putnik received his Dipl. Eng., M.Sci. and Dr.Sci. from the Belgrade University, both M.Sci. and Dr.Sci. in the domain of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. He is currently Associate Professor, at Department of Production and Systems Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal) and teaches, or has taught, a number of subjects in the area of CIM, IMS, Concurrent Engineering, Design Theory, and Virtual Enterprises on undergraduate and post-graduate studies. He served as the Director of the Centre for Production Systems Engineering (CESP) and as the Director of the Master Course on CIM, at the University of Minho. Dr. Putnik’s scientific and engineering interests are manufacturing systems and enterprises design and control theory and implementation, design theory and design engineering, formal theory of production systems and enterprises, and distributed, agile and virtual enterprises. He regularly publishes articles and presents papers on conferences. In last years his special attention is on the topic of Virtual Enterprises for which he organized a research group and a number of research projects and has been also an invited speaker by international research groups.
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