An Investigation into Agency Requirements in E-Business Information Systems

Pascal van Eck, Roelf J. Wieringa

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    In digital marketplaces, companies are present in the form of their software, which engages in business interactions with other companies. Each organisation that is active in the marketplace is trying to reach its own business goals, which may be in conflict with the goals of other organisations. The software by which an organisation is present in a digital marketplace must act on behalf of this organisation to reach these goals. Thus, there is a relation of agency between the software and the organisation that the software represents. This relation gives rise to a number of agency requirements on the software, which are identified and compared with functional requirements. Results in the area of Multi-Agent Systems may be applicable in the design of information systems for which agency requirements hold. A number of such results are briefly described, and further research issues are identified.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThird International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
    EditorsP. Miranda, B. Sharp, A. Pakstas, J. Filipe
    Place of PublicationSetúbal, Portugal
    PublisherICEIS Press
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)972-98050-2-4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001
    Event3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2001 - Setúbal, Portugal
    Duration: 7 Jul 200110 Jul 2001
    Conference number: 3

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    PublisherICEIS Press


    Conference3rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2001
    Abbreviated titleICEIS
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