Operational Business-IT Alignment in Value Webs

Roelf J. Wieringa

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    Value webs are constellations of profit-and-loss responsible actors that have independent decision-making authority and that have decided to cooperate for a specific purpose. To the extent that the actors are independent, they each decide independently whether to participate in the network, and because they are profit-and-loss responsible, this decision will be based on economic sustainability of the participation. This sustainability depends on the balance between the costs and benefits of participating. The costs are generated by the coordination process and IT infrastructure required to participate; the benefits materialize in the form of commercial transactions enabled by the participation. In this paper I summarize results of recent research into conceptual modeling techniques to design economically sustainable IT-enabled value webs.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationInformation Systems and e-business technologies
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-78941-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2nd International United Information Systems Conference, UNISCON 2008 - Klagenfurt, Austria
    Duration: 22 Apr 200825 Apr 2008
    Conference number: 2

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)1865-1348


    Conference2nd International United Information Systems Conference, UNISCON 2008
    Abbreviated titleUNISCON


    • SCS-Services
    • IR-62028
    • EWI-11457
    • METIS-250846

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    Wieringa, R. J. (2008). Operational Business-IT Alignment in Value Webs. In Information Systems and e-business technologies (pp. 371-378). [10.1007/978-3-540-78942-0_36] (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 5). London: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78942-0_36