IOIS and Interfirm Networks - Interdependents and Managerial Challenges

IOIS and Interfirm Networks - Interdependents and Managerial Challenges

Stefan Klein (University College Dublin, Ireland), Angeliki Poulymenakou (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Kai Riemer (University of Muenster, Germany), Dimitris Papakiriakopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Marcel Gogolin (University of Muenster, Germany) and Athanasios Nikas (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 44
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-318-0.ch007
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Abstract

Inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) are information systems (ISs) embedded or deployed in inter-organizational relations. Predominantly, these inter-organizational relations can be qualified as interfirm networks. In order to understand the specific challenges of designing and running ISs in an inter-organizational setting, we will use and expand the notion of information management, which focuses on the information and systems dimensions of IOIS, and we will use a framework which structures and classifies network management issues. While network information management (NIM) primarily addresses managerial issues of IOISs, it does so in the broader context of network management.

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