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Journal Issue
Volume 15 Issue 1, ECIME 2011 / Jan 2012  pp1‑148

Editor: Walter Castelnovo, Elena Ferrari

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Editorial for the Special ECIME Edition of EJISE – Volume 5 Issue 1  pp1‑2

Walter Castelnovo, Elena Ferrari

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Exploring the SME Quandary: Data Governance in Practise in the Small to Medium‑Sized Enterprise Sector  pp3‑13

Carolyn Begg, Tom Caira

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Framework for Mobile Payments Integration  pp14‑25

Fergal Carton, Jonas Hedman, Denis Dennehy, Jan Damsgaard, Kay-Ti Tan, J. B. McCarthy

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SMEs and IT: Evidence for a Market for “Lemons”  pp26‑35

Jan Devos, Hendrik Van Landeghem, Dirk Deschoolmeester

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GIS for Crime Analysis:Geography for Predictive Models  pp36‑49

Jorge Ferreira, Paulo Joao, Jose Martins

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Field Work With Older Users ‑ Challenges in Design and Evaluation of Information Systems  pp50‑62

Marja Harjumaa, Minna Isomursu

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Management of Information Systems Outsourcing: Evaluation of Lessons Learned From a Boundary Spanning Perspective  pp63‑73

Bjorn Johansson, Linda Bergkvist

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Organizational Knowledge Based Economy  pp74‑87

Ghassan Kbar, Abdul Aziz AlDusari

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Alignment in Enterprise Architecture: A Comparative Analysis of Four Architectural Approaches  pp88‑101

Thanos Magoulas, Aida Hadzic, Ted Saarikko, Kalevi Pessi

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Requirements Elicitation for the Technology Conception of a Community Information System for the Indigenous Microenterprise: A Contextual Multi‑Analysis Approach on Business and Community Requirements of Batik Making  pp102‑115

Nor Laila Md Noor, Ariza Nordin

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Enterprise Information Systems of new Generation  pp116‑126

Elena Serova

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Reconstructing the Past for Organizational Accountability  pp127‑137

Geert-Jan van Bussel

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Abstract

Many organizations have undergone substantial reorganization in the last decade. They re‑engineered their business processes and exchanged proprietary, not integrated applications for more standard solutions. Integration of structured data in relational d atabases has improved documentation of business transactions and increased data quality. But almost 90% of the information that organizations manage is unstructured, cannot easily be integrated into a traditional database. When used for organizational act ions and transactions, structured and unstructured information are records. They are meant and used as evidence. Governments, courts and other stakeholders are making increasing demands for the trustworthiness of records. An analysis of literature of the information, organization and archival sciences illustrates that accountability needs the reconstruction of the past. Hypothesis of this paper is that for the reconstruction of the past each organization needs a combination of three mechanisms: enterprise records management, organizational memory and records auditing. Enterprise records management ensures that records meet the quality requirements needed for accountability: integrity, authenticity, controllability and historicity. They ensure records that can be trusted and enhance the possibilities for the reconstruction of the past. The organizational memory ensures that trusted records are preserved for as long as is necessary to comply with accountability regulations. It provides an ICT infrastructure to (indefinitely) store those records and to keep them accessible. Records auditing researches the first two mentioned mechanisms to assess the possibility to reconstruct past organizational actions and transactions. These mechanisms ensure that organi zations have a documented understanding of [1] the processing of actions and transactions within business processes; [2] the dissemination of trusted records; [3] the way the organization accounts for the actions and transactions within its business proce sses; and [4] the reconstruction of actions and transactions from business processes over time. This understanding is crucial for the reconstruction of the past and for organizational accountability 

 

Keywords: accountability, enterprise records management, organizational memory, records auditing

 

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The Relation Between Dynamic Business Models and Business Cases  pp138‑148

Bart-Jan van Putten, Markus Schief

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