Towards Purposeful Collaboration in E-Business: A Case of Industry and Academia

John Perkins, Sharon Cox

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) helps to remove barriers and improve mechanisms that support collaboration in e-business. This paper proposes a model of purposeful collaboration analysis that helps identify the extent to which ICT supports collaboration. It is argued that the ICT components of e-business are necessary to support collaboration but in themselves are often insufficient as enablers of collaboration. The model encourages the examination of issues left unsupported by ICT and allows more focused consideration of further initiatives that might be applied to improve purposefulness of the collaboration task. The case of a retail manufacturer in a long term e-business collaborative exercise with an academic institution is used to illustrate the model. Concepts from the social practice literature are identified that might contribute to a hybrid approach to addressing the gap resulting between generic technology and situated business applications.

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Perkins J. and Cox S. (2005). Towards Purposeful Collaboration in E-Business: A Case of Industry and Academia . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Information Systems in Digital Economy - Volume 1: REISDE, (ICETE 2005) ISBN 972-8865-37-6, pages 51-60. DOI: 10.5220/0001421400510060


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@conference{reisde05,
author={John Perkins and Sharon Cox},
title={Towards Purposeful Collaboration in E-Business: A Case of Industry and Academia},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Information Systems in Digital Economy - Volume 1: REISDE, (ICETE 2005)},
year={2005},
pages={51-60},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001421400510060},
isbn={972-8865-37-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Information Systems in Digital Economy - Volume 1: REISDE, (ICETE 2005)
TI - Towards Purposeful Collaboration in E-Business: A Case of Industry and Academia
SN - 972-8865-37-6
AU - Perkins J.
AU - Cox S.
PY - 2005
SP - 51
EP - 60
DO - 10.5220/0001421400510060