Smart Business Networks

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Peter H.M. Vervest, Eric van Heck, Ken Preiss, Louis-Francois Pau
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 14, 2005 - Business & Economics - 442 pages

Scientists from management and strategy, information systems, engineering and telecommunications have discussed a novel concept: Smart Business Networks. They see the future as a developing web of people and organizations, bound together in a dynamic and unpredictable way, creating smart outcomes from quickly (re-)configuring links between actors. The question is: What should be done to make the outcomes of such a network 'smart', that is, just a little better than that of your competitor? More agile, with less pain, with more return to all the members of the network, now and over time? The technical answer is to create a 'business operating system' that should run business processes on different organisational platforms. Business processes would become portable: The end-to-end management of processes running across many different organizations in many different forms would become possible. This book presents you the outcomes of an energizing and new direction in management science.

 

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Contents

Welcome to Smart Business Networks
3
The Actors
13
The Emergence of Smart Business Networks 19 4 Challenges of Smart Business Networks
31
Outcome of Smart Business Networks
75
Partnerships in the SecondHand
185
Towards Smarter Supply and Demand Chain
196
Building Networks InSync
211
Off the Shelf Smart Business Networks
225
Sharing Process Knowledge in Business Networks 323
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How Much Business Modularity?
339
The Potential of Webservices to Enable Smart
349
Embedding Business Logic Inside Communication
363
What Is SMART about Credit Card Payments?
377
Smart ICT Support for Business Networks
389
Web Information Extraction and Mediation as
404
List of Participants and Authors
435

Designing Intelligent Service Supply Networks 239
238
Embedded Coordination in a Business Network 257 Supply and Demand Driven Coordination in Smart
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