Title: Interorganisational systems within SMEs aggregations: an exploratory study on information requirements of an industrial district

Authors: Federico Pigni; Aurelio Ravarini; Giacomo Buonanno; Donatella Sciuto

Addresses: Grenoble Ecole de Management, 12 rue Pierre Semard, 38000 Grenoble, France. ' Universita Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC, corso Matteotti 22, 21053 Castellanza (VA), Italy. ' Universita Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC, corso Matteotti 22, 21053 Castellanza (VA), Italy. ' Politecnico di Milano, Milan, via Ponzio 34/5, 20133 Milano, Italy

Abstract: Even though companies have become efficient in managing information and logistics inside their boundaries, communication and coordination among partner, within an InterOrganisational Information System (IOS), is far from effective. In a global market where the success of a company relies on its entire supply chain, design and implementation of an IOS are mandatory. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), and in particular those inside Industrial Aggregations (IAs), could greatly benefit from IOS implementation, but a widely accepted model of IOS adoption is missing. This paper proposes a framework to analyse the relationships among the main players of IAs and presents its application to an industrial district.

Keywords: IOSs; inter-organisational information systems; industrial associations; industrial districts; small and medium-sized enterprise; SMEs; inter-organisational collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2011.042588

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2011 Vol.10 No.2/3/4, pp.208 - 232

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 18 Sep 2011 *

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