Information Governance in Dynamic Networked Business Process Management

Mohammad R. Rasouli, Rik Eshuis, Paul W. P. J. Grefen, Jos J. M. Trienekens, Rob J. Kusters
2016 International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems  
Competition in today's globalized markets forces organizations to collaborate within dynamic business networks to provide mass-customized integrated solutions for customers. The collaboration within dynamic business networks necessitates forming dynamic networked business processes (DNBPs). Networked business processes need to be supported by high quality information that is exchanged in a trustworthy environment. Information governance (IG) is described as a holistic approach to different
more » ... h to different mechanisms that support high quality and secure information exchanges. However, dynamism of networked business processes causes IG issues like unsecured information access and low quality information products to emerge. In this paper a comprehensive list of the IG issues in DNBPs are identified through structured steps. The identified IG issues are characterized within four main categories, respectively, information product quality, information service quality, information security, and metadata issues. For the evaluation of the practical significance of the identified IG issues, a case study is conducted in a business network that provides mobility solutions. In this way, the paper closes the gap between studies on IG, which have mostly concentrated on IG within the borders of a single organization or IG in stable business networks, and studies on dynamic business networks, which have addressed the formation of dynamic inter-organizational interactions without paying rigorous attention to information artefacts that are exchanged.
doi:10.1142/s0218843017400044 fatcat:jl7rnabaqzhthcnnpual3y73tq