An Adaptable Decision Making Model for Sustainable Enterprise Interoperability

Damianos Sakas, Konstadinos Kutsikos
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The need for modern enterprises to seamlessly interoperate, exchange resources and co-create with other enterprises poses significant challenges on the management of cross-enterprise information flows. This paper aims to introduce new ways for managing: a) information flow (re-)configurations; b) equilibrium state transitions in evolving collaboration networks. Our research effort was focused on the development of an adaptability model that helps entities in a collaboration network manage
more » ... enterprise information flows, in the presence of dynamic re-configurations of the network. A number of software tools were developed or are currently under development and new avenues are explored for automating the model's adaptability algorithm (e.g. be using Gordijn's e3-value framework). Overall, this research has advanced current thinking in dynamic cross-enterprise information management by providing: a) a model for selecting the desired configuration of a collaboration network, based on a value assessment of corresponding information flows; b) a set of software tools for practically engaging in such a decisionmaking process.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.087 fatcat:lcbygtwkzrcgtotslf5f7fgbsm