Virtual versus Physical: The Future?

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Petra Bosch-Sijtsema, Jan Bosch
Title: Virtual versus Physical: The Future?
Conference name: DA/DSM Europe, Distrubtion Automation & Demand Side Management conference
Year: 1996
Pagination: 449-467
Publisher: PemWell Conferences & Exhibitions
City: Vienna
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Computer Science and Business Administration (Institutionen för datavetenskap och ekonomi)
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Language: English
Abstract: In organisational science, new organisational concepts such as business process re-engineering and virtual organisations are developed. These new types of organisation have more advanced and different requirements on their information technology (IT) support, since the relation between the organisation and its IT system is much tighter for these organisation types. We disucss potential problems of traditional IT approaches in these organisations. As an alternative, we propose a different perspective on the role of IT, i.e., we view the organisation as consisting of a physical and a virtual layer that both are active, equally important and contain models of each other.
Summary in Swedish: BPR, virtuella organisationer, Informationsteknologi
Subject: Business Administration\Information
Business Administration\Organization
Keywords: BPR, virtual organisations, IT, physical and virtual layer