Raija Halonen, Veikko Halonen



This paper explores the incentives and obstacles that rise when implementing interoperability in organizations. In the focus we have an inter-organizational information system that has interfaces with several information systems managed by different organizations. Inter-organizational information systems are often connected to the information systems that are aimed to support functionalities in the partnering organizations and that are implemented earlier, even several years earlier in the organizations. This complexity increases degrees of difficulty of the implementation projects. In this paper we argue that there are obstacles that are not noticed or understood in the very beginning when the idea of implementing a joint information system is emerged. On the other hand, we found that mutual trust is an important factor to support the interoperability between the organizations. We limit this paper to consider only inter-organizational information systems that are implemented to support pre-defined joint functionalities.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Halonen R. and Halonen V. (2007). INCENTIVES AND OBSTACLES IN IMPLEMENTING INTER-ORGANISATIONAL INTEROPERABILITY . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-88-7, pages 549-552. DOI: 10.5220/0002359805490552

in Bibtex Style

author={Raija Halonen and Veikko Halonen},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
SN - 978-972-8865-88-7
AU - Halonen R.
AU - Halonen V.
PY - 2007
SP - 549
EP - 552
DO - 10.5220/0002359805490552