From trading to eCommunity management: responding to social and contractual challenges

Lea Kutvonen, Janne Metso, Sini Ruohomaa

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    Abstract

    "The increasing pressure for enterprises to join into agile business networks is changing the requirements on the enterprise computing systems. The supporting infrastructure is increasingly required to provide common facilities and societal infrastructure services to support the lifecycle of loosely-coupled, eContract-governed business networks. The required facilities include selection of those autonomously administered business services that the enterprises are prepared to provide and use, contract negotiations, and furthermore, monitoring of the contracted behaviour with potential for breach management. The essential change is in the requirement of a clear mapping between business-level concepts and the automation support for them. Our work has focused on developing B2B middleware to address the above challenges; however, the architecture is not feasible without management facilities for trust-aware decisions for entering business networks and interacting within them. This paper discusses how trust-based decisions are supported and positioned in the B2B middleware."
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
    Volume9
    Issue number2-3
    Pages (from-to)181-194
    Number of pages14
    ISSN1387-3326
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • 113 Computer and information sciences

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    From trading to eCommunity management : responding to social and contractual challenges. / Kutvonen, Lea; Metso, Janne; Ruohomaa, Sini.

    In: Information Systems Frontiers, Vol. 9, No. 2-3, 07.2007, p. 181-194.

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