Coordinating Distributed Organizational Knowledge.
In: Data and Knowledge Engineering, Jg. 23 (1997) ; Nr. 3, S. 247-268
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
As organizations move from hierarchical towards market-like structures, their units also take a larger role in the design and evolution of organizational information systems. This requires strategies which support the cooperative creation, evaluation and evolution of global information flow structures among autonomous organizational units through local knowledge acquisition and maintenance. Three such strategies are presented: cooperative conceptual modeling, multi-simulation, and explicit process support. These strategies are formally embedded in a meta modeling framework and implemented with a repository-based architecture. They are intended for the analysis of business processes in networked organizations, and as a basis for designing and evolving their federated information systems.