Strategic Connectivity in Extended Enterprise Networks

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Strategic Connectivity in Extended Enterprise Networks
Extended enterprises are networks of organizations interconnected to exchange critical resources, such as raw materials, labor, access to markets, specialized skills and knowledge. Information technology (IT) is a key component in managing these interorganizational dependencies. IT can be used to disintermediate supply chain partners or, conversely, tightly couple relations by binding operational functions, processes, strategic plans and knowledge. As IT strategies are developed and implemented, how can organizations visualize and manage interorganizational linkages to gain or maintain competitive advantage? To address this problem, this paper uses the Dependency Network Diagrams (DNDs) representation methodology to augment existing strategic frameworks. DNDs diagrammatically depict the exchange channels, governance controls, and roles within the extended enterprise. DNDs enable the essential elements governing interorganizational relations to be captured and communicated, compared wi...
John Tillquist
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Updated 22 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2002
Where JECR
Authors John Tillquist
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