A Conceptual Framework for Business Process Modeling in Virtual Organizations

A Conceptual Framework for Business Process Modeling in Virtual Organizations

Dimitris Folinas (University of Macedonia, Greece), Tania Pavlou (City University (London), UK), Bill Karakostas (City University (London), UK) and Vicky Manthou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-969-9.ch100
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Abstract

Among different approaches in business processes modelling procedure are those in virtual and dynamic organizational environments. In this paper, a conceptual framework for modelling business processes in Virtual Organizations is suggested, by introducing Web Services technology. Web Services can be the business enabler for the new organizational form, which is particularly well suited to meet the demands arising from today’s turbulent changes in the firms’ environment. The proposed framework consists of several steps in a bottom-up approach, aiming to support the modelling and coordination of the complex and shared business processes in the examined environment.

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