Collaborative Business Process Engineering and Global Organizations: Frameworks for Service Integration

Collaborative Business Process Engineering and Global Organizations: Frameworks for Service Integration

Bhuvan Unhelkar (University of Western Sydney, Australia), Abbass Ghanbary (University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Houman Younessi (Rensselaer at Hartford, USA)
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Release Date: July, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 338
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-689-1
ISBN13: 9781605666891|ISBN10: 1605666890|EISBN13: 9781605666907
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Description:

Due to the complexity and globalization among modern-day businesses, organizations now turn to collaborative processes in order to remain competitive.

Collaborative Business Process Engineering and Global Organizations: Frameworks for Service Integration provides a full analysis of current collaborative environments while introducing limitations and opportunities for improvement. Offering an enriched reference source of authoritative international research within this field of study, this accomplished collection contains the latest frameworks and methodologies useful for achieving organizational synergy through service integration.

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

  • Business process engineering
  • Change Management
  • Collaborative customers and users
  • Fundamentals of collaborative business
  • Global collaborative business
  • Organizational Structure
  • Quality Assurance
  • Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Socio-cultural perspectives
  • Web based system
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"This book provides the decision-makers in business with a robust approach to collaboration that encompasses business as well as technological considerations."

– Bhuvan Unhelkar, University of Western Sydney, Australia
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Dr. Bhuvan Unhelkar has 23 years of strategic and hands-on professional experience in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. He is also an internationally known expert in the field of software modeling and processes with four books and numerous papers to his credit. He brings a unique blend of industrial consulting and robust research together. Prof. Unhelkar is a senior academic at the University of Western Sydney. His interests are mobile technologies, web services and socio-cultural perspectives in ICT.
Abbass Ghanbary (PhD) earned a full scholarship from University of Western Sydney (UWS) in Australia to complete his PhD. Abbass’s thesis focused on the issues and challenges faced by businesses during the incorporation of Web services into businesses integration which resulted in the creation of a model for collaborative business process engineering. His investigation mainly concentrated on the improvements of Web services applications across multiple organizations. Abbass is also a respected consultant in the industry in addition to his lecturing and tutoring at the university. He is a member of the Mobile Internet Research and Applications Group (MIRAG) within advanced enterprise information management systems (AeIMS) research group. Abbass is also a member of the Australian Computer Society and is active in attending various forums, seminars, and discussions; and is a committee member that runs Quantitative Enterprise Software Performance (QESP).
Houman Younessi (PhD) is a professor of science, engineering, and management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Hartford Graduate Campus where he is also in charge of all academic programs. Houman is an internationally renowned educator, practitioner, consultant, and investigator. He is the inventor of the SBM (State Behavior Modeling) method and the co-inventor of the OPEN methodology and the new paradigm of recombinant programming. Dr. Younessi combines world class research based knowledge with recognized industry experience to bring forth innovations in research as well as in the classroom and industry, where his consultation is regularly sought by many leading organizations. A multi-disciplinarian, he has publications and expertise in many fields including software engineering, information systems, business and enterprise management and enterprise modeling and co-design, decision science, managerial economics and econometrics, and quantitative finance. Dr. Younessi is regularly invited to speak at many prestigious venues.
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