Measuring and evaluating communication intensities in collaborative networks

Autor(en): Eschenbächer, J.
Zarvić, N.
Thomas, O. 
Thoben, K.-D.
Stichwörter: Application area; Collaborative network; collaborative networks; Communication intensity; cooperation; Fundamental concepts; Operational phase, Virtual corporation, Communication
Erscheinungsdatum: 2010
Journal: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volumen: 336 AICT
Startseite: 527
Seitenende: 536
Companies that are actively participating in a collaborative network (CN) need to show a high level of cooperation ability and willingness. The concept of cooperation contains various aspects that need to be considered, like e.g. communication, resource exchange, or cross-organisational processes. These aspects should become permanent subjects of analysis during the operational phase of the CN. The article at hand considers one of these aspects, namely the communication aspect. Our approach is based on a combination of fundamental concepts stemming from the Media-Richness-Theory (MRT) and Graph-Theory. It enables the analyser to firstly measure and then evaluate communication intensities in CNs. We present our approach by means of an example and discuss possible application areas and extensions. © 2010 IFIP.
Conference of 11th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2010 ; Conference Date: 11 October 2010 Through 13 October 2010; Conference Code:82445
ISBN: 9783642159602
ISSN: 18684238
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15961-9_63
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