Virtual organizations are perceived as a means for achieving flexibility. However, shared inter-organizational business processes may pose additional constraints on the internal processes of an organization and reduce their flexibility. The paper builds on a conceptual model of business processes in a virtual organization. The model aimes at identifying a minimal process definition to support the collaborative process while allowing flexibility of the internal processes. The model is informally presented through a case study of an inter-library loan process, and its implications on flexibility are discussed.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2006|
|Event||7th Workshop on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support: Requirements for Flexibility and the Ways to Achieve It, BPMDS 2006 - Workshop at the 18th Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAISE 2006 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg|
Duration: 5 Jun 2006 → 9 Jun 2006
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science (all)