A Framework for Analysis of B2B Electronic Contracting Support

S.A. Angelov, P.W.P.J. Grefen

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    Contracts are fundamental to all economic production and exchange processes. The fast introduction of IT into the business domain both facilitates and requires changes in core business processes and relations between business organizations. In the context of the latter, the use of IT in business-to-business contracting processes aims at optimisation and globalisation of these processes by improving their speed, efficiency and reach. Electronic contracting can thus be used on the one hand to improve existing business relationship paradigms and on the other hand to enable new forms of contractual relationships. In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework for business- to-business e-contracting support. The framework provides a complete view over the contracting field. It allows positioning research efforts in the e-contracting domain, placing their goals into perspective, and overseeing future research topics and issues. It is the basis for drawing conclusions about basic requirements to contracting systems and can be used for establishing a common terminology and improving mutual understanding among users and domain researchers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Edispuut Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationMultidisciplinary Perspectives on Electronic Commerce
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)90-9015510-4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
    Event4th Edispuut Conference 2001: Multidisciplinary Perspective on Electronic Commerce - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 17 Oct 200117 Oct 2001
    Conference number: 4


    Other4th Edispuut Conference 2001


    • METIS-204474
    • IR-37305
    • EWI-10529
    • SCS-Services


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