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Business process Management for collaborative Businesses

Business process Management for collaborative Businesses
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Author(s): Philipp Walter (Institute for Information Systems at German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Germany) and Dirk Werth (Institute for Information Systems at German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Germany)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch215
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

Business process management is established for improving business processes within an enterprise. However, the concept could also be applied to enhance collaborative business processes spanning over multiple enterprises. In contrast to the intra-organizational case, management of cross-organizational collaborative processes imposes several organizational and technological challenges that result from the variety of independent actors in the environment of collaborations. This paper focuses on these challenges, presents a conceptual solution for the different management tasks, and demonstrates how a realized concept which supports networked enterprises in the management of collaborative business processes could look like.

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