E-business enabled operational linkages: The role of RosettaNet in integrating the telecommunications supply chain

  • Kauremaa J
  • Nurmilaakso J
  • Tanskanen K
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Abstract

A major challenge facing contemporary industrial organization lies in effective supply chain integration. Toward this end, developments in e-business technologies and standards have made the creation of operational linkagesthe linking of systems, procedures, and routines of buying and selling organizationsincreasingly affordable. In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of a particular e-business standard, the RosettaNet, in integrating the telecommunications supply chain with an in-depth dyad-level case study. We find that the RosettaNet standard alone is insufficient for creating interorganizational system-to-system integrations that benefit both transacting parties. We present two propositions for further research on e-business enabled operational linkages. © 2009 Elsevier B.V.All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Case study
  • E-business
  • Interorganizational information systems
  • RosettaNet
  • Supply chain integration

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