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Journal Issue
Volume 11 Issue 3 / Nov 2008  pp109‑212

Editor: Dan Remenyi

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B2C e‑Commerce Success: a Test and Validation of a Revised Conceptual Model  pp109‑126

Irwin Brown, Ruwanga Jayakody

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Important Issues for Evaluating Inter‑Organizational Data Integration Configurations  pp127‑138

Frank G. Goethals

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Abstract

Partnering companies can share data via various configurations. Typically problems become evident as partnering companies seek to exchange data. These problems take a different form for different data integration configurations and are thus of great relevance when evaluating different configurations. This paper identifies issues to be taken into account when evaluating inter‑organizational data integration configurations. Eight problems are discussed: difficulties to identify which information flows to automate; to relate different viewpoints on boundary objects; to agree on data formats; to distribute investments among the parties; to deliver appropriate service levels; to preserve the value of the data sharing; to clarify data ownership and to do all of this in the frame of changing relationships. For several problems it is illustrated how they surface in a completely centralized and in a completely decentralized inter‑ organizational data‑integration scenario. 

 

Keywords: business-to-business integration, inter-organizational data integration problems, boundary objects, service levels, data ownership, data functionality

 

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Theory, Method and Tools for Evaluation Using a Systems‑based Approach  pp139‑154

Päivi Jokela, Peter Karlsudd, Martin Östlund

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Evaluating Service Quality Dimensions within e‑Commerce SMEs  pp155‑170

Graham D. April, Shaun Pather

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Use and Impact of ICT on SMEs in Oman  pp171‑184

Rafi Ashrafi, Muhammed Murtaza

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The Project Objectives Measurement Model (POMM): an Alternative View to Information Systems Project Measurement  pp185‑200

Corlane Barclay, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson

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Economic Desirability and Traceability of Complex Products  pp201‑212

Mordechai Ben-Menachem, Ilanit Gavious

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