Value-based partnering structure design for networked businesses: A multi-method approach

R.G. Santana Tapia, N. Zarvic

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    The organizational practices required by dynamic market demands and increasing competitive markets include the formation of networked businesses. For the participants in a networked business to be able to promptly react to customers' needs, they must set up as cornerstone a well-defined collaborative partnering structure. This paper first describes a framework that assists in the design of networked businesses. Then it discusses some approaches, such as object-oriented modeling, multi-agent modeling, and the use of ontological modeling as tools for designing networked businesses. However, these tools have fundamental shortcomings when dealing with the partnering structure concept. The paper proposes a new multimethod approach for the formalization of such a structure. Using an example, we illustrate that existing approaches for value modeling, roles specification, and responsibilities definition can be used successfully if employed in a unifying way to address this structure concept.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication21st Bled Conference "eCollaboration" Overcoming Boundaries through Multi-Channel Interaction
    PublisherKranj: Moderna organizacija
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)978-961-232-217-5
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
    Event21st Bled eConference 2008: eCollaboration: Overcoming Boundaries through Multi-Channel Interaction - Bled, Slovenia
    Duration: 15 Jun 200818 Jun 2008
    Conference number: 21

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    PublisherKranj: Moderna organizacija


    Conference21st Bled eConference 2008


    • EWI-12973
    • METIS-251043
    • IR-64843

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