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Evolving Towards the Internetworked Enterprise

Technological and Organizational Perspectives

  • Giuseppina Passiante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Angelo Corallo, Fabrizio Errico, Marco De Maggio, Enza Giangreco
    Pages 17-40
  3. Cristian Bisconti, Davide Storelli, Salvatore Totaro, Francesco Arigliano, Vincenzo Savarino, Claudia Vicari
    Pages 41-60
  4. Devis Bianchini, Marco Brambilla, Alessandro Campi, Cinzia Cappiello, Stefano Ceri, Marco Comuzzi et al.
    Pages 61-96
  5. Ernesto La Mattina, Vincenzo Savarino, Claudia Vicari, Davide Storelli, Devis Bianchini
    Pages 97-117
  6. Valerio Bellandi, Paolo Ceravolo, Ernesto Damiani, Fulvio Frati
    Pages 119-132
  7. Angelo Corallo, Marco De Maggio, Davide Storelli
    Pages 133-145
  8. Angelo Corallo, Angelo Dimartino, Fabrizio Errico, Enza Giangreco
    Pages 147-162
  9. Daniela Iubatti, Francesca Masciarelli, Alberto Simboli
    Pages 163-174
  10. Federica Ceci, Daniela Iubatti, Alberto Simboli
    Pages 175-185
  11. Fabrizio Amarilli, Alberto Spreafico
    Pages 187-195

About this book


A new model of business has emerged within the Digital-Economy called Internetworked Enterprise (IE); it’s a model that posits networks, communities of individuals and refusal of a centralized mindset as the core elements of the new frame of reference. Internetworked Enterprises are called by some scholars 'Extended' Enterprises, which use digital network to co-operate and compete with other e-business community partners by exchanging knowledge and information across trans-national borders.

Evolving Towards the Internetworked Enterprise: Technological and Organizational Perspectives is an edited volume based on a three year research project financed by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education. Researchers for this project are located at Polytechnic of Milan, University of Milan, University of Chieti, Engineering S.P.A and ISUFI-University of Salento. This book presents an overview of IE business methodologies, models, and an interpretative framework analyzing the sector and organizational contingencies that influence the digitalization of organizational processes in networks of SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprise). A set of case studies that provide empirical evidence on the IE phenomenon is included as well.

This book is designed for advanced-level students in computer science and business management concentrating on e-business, digital computing, information technology, economics of technology and innovation management as a reference or secondary text book. Practitioners working in these fields as corporate strategic planners and consultants will also find this book a valuable asset.


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  • Giuseppina Passiante
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  1. 1.eBMS S.S. ISUFIUniversità del SalentoLecceItaly

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From the reviews:

“Passiante, along with the other authors of the papers collected in this book, exposes the secrets and power of internetworked enterprises (IEs). The first six papers describe the development methodologies, modeling environments, architectures, infrastructure, and business processes of such extended enterprises, as well as the issues with managing them. The remaining six papers are case studies that describe actual designs and implementations of IEs. … Move this book to the top of your reading list. The future it describes is only 20 minutes away.” (Ernest Hughes, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2010)