Information Systems for Organisational Networks


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Title Information Systems for Organisational Networks
Period 01 / 2003 - unknown
Status Completed
Research number OND1301637
Data Supplier METIS Vrije Universiteit


One of the key factors determining the success of organizational networks is the glue that binds the network; i.e. the creation of relationships between the different parties within an organizational network. Information systems play a crucial role in establishing and supporting these network relationships. Either because they support the necessary information exchange for inter-organizational business processes between the different companies in a network (e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM)), or dedicated information systems that support knowledge sharing between humans (e.g. Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW)). One of the fundamental issues of these inter-organizational systems that we investigate are the design of online controls and contracts that create a trustworthy environment for this exchange. Another important research objective of our group is to develop the understanding of the user effectiveness (e.g. Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA)) and social acceptance process of information systems. Hence, investigating the psychological as well as social aspects of the acceptance process and actual use of IS is also an important objective of our research programme. An example of such a social aspect is the nature of knowledge sharing within and between communities or business clusters.

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Researcher Dr. R. Brohm
Researcher Drs. Z. Derzsi
Researcher Dr. J.F.M. Feldberg
Researcher J.W.M. Gerrits
Researcher Prof.dr. A.R. van Goor
Researcher Drs. X.J. de Graaf
Researcher Prof.dr. J.H.A. Harink
Researcher Dr. J. Hulstijn
Researcher Prof.dr. M.H. Huysman
Researcher Dr. V. Kartseva
Researcher Dr. S. Meents
Researcher Prof.dr. S.C.A. Peters
Researcher Dr. M. Soekijad
Researcher Dr. T. Verhagen
Researcher Prof.dr. I.F.A. Vis
Researcher Drs. J.A.B. Walschots
Project leader Prof.dr. Y.H. Tan


D70000 Economics and Business Administration

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