Title: Managing digital enterprise

Authors: Angappa Gunasekaran, Eric W.T. Ngai

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, USA. ' Department of Management and Marketing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, P.R. China

Abstract: Traditional manufacturing and service environments have been transformed into more physically distributed enterprise environments, which include supply chains, e-commerce and virtual enterprises. This places tremendous pressure on managers to change the ways in which they control the manufacturing and service enterprises in which they work. The role of managers has changed from managing physical assets and people to managing knowledge assets in digital enterprise environments. Therefore, it has become critical to look into the management function and the role of managers in the so-called |digital enterprise| environment. It is our hope that this article will generate debate and further discussion on management functions in digital enterprises and subsequently will lead to additional research on the subject.

Keywords: digital enterprise; business information systems; management structures; management functions; supply chains; e-commerce; electronic commerce; virtual enterprise; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2007.011979

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2007 Vol.2 No.3, pp.266 - 275

Published online: 07 Jan 2007 *

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