Implications for information management in the virtual organization

Scott, Albert H. S. and Mula, Joseph (2003) Implications for information management in the virtual organization. In: 1st International Business Information Management Conference (IBIM 2003): e-Business and Organizations in the 21st Century , 16-18 Dec 2003, Cairo, Egypt.

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Abstract

There is evidence of a paradigm shift in organizational structures as organizations utilize the internet technology to add a virtual dimension to their activities. Virtuality in the manufacturing domain is referred to as Virtual Enterprises (VE) or Extended Enterprises and within the commercial domain is referred to as the Virtual Organization. The key factor in virtuality is the information flows across enterprises. The quasi-integration of information systems is made possible by the technology but the implications for information management has received scant attention in the literature. This paper explores the concept of virtuality to identify the possible challenges for information management. This exploration identifies a preliminary set of prerequisites associated with information management in the virtual organization. Further research to help meet this challenge is identified.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2003 International Business Information Management Association. Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Joseph M. Mula
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Accounting
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 00:21
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 05:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual organisations; virtuality
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940599 Work and Institutional Development not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6077

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