International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

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IJITCS Vol.9, No.11, Nov. 2017

Why We Need Dedicated Web-based Collaboration Platforms for Inter-organizational Connectivity? A Research Synthesis

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Atia Bano Memon, Kyrill Meyer

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Web-based collaboration;Digital communication technologies;Online B2B connectivity;Collaboration tools;Inter-organizational collaboration


This paper examines the potential of existing web-based collaboration services in supporting the inter-organizational connectivity throughout the collaboration process. In doing so, the paper initially presents a brief overview and a hierarchical classification with respect to the degree and complexity of service integration of existing collaboration services which are applicable in inter-organizational settings. Successively, their shortcomings in supporting the process of inter-organizational collaboration are herein determined and discussed. As a conclusion, the paper elucidates the rational and need for designing the dedicated web-based collaboration platforms for facilitating the inter-organizational connectivity within a particular business sector.

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Atia Bano Memon, Kyrill Meyer, "Why We Need Dedicated Web-based Collaboration Platforms for Inter-organizational Connectivity? A Research Synthesis", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.9, No.11, pp.1-11, 2017. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2017.11.01


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