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Collaborative Business Process Engineering “CPBE” Across Multiple Organisations in a Cluster

Collaborative Business Process Engineering “CPBE” Across Multiple Organisations in a Cluster
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Author(s): Abbass Ghanbary (University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Bhuvan Unhelkar (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
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.ch262
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

This paper introduces the concept of Collaborative Business Process Engineering (CBPE) within the context of multiple organisations in a cluster. Collaborations are facilitated by the technologies of Web Services (WS) and Mobile Technology (MT). This paper demonstrates how the interoperability of WS results in electronic collaboration of businesses. Furthermore, this paper uniquely describes how cluster-based processes of multiple organisations can be engineered so that they are integrated even when the organisations are not necessarily known to each other. The subsequent effects of this interoperability on their business processes of the collaborating group of organizations including the business structures and the mechanisms to reengineer those business processes are discussed.

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