On the Nature of Distributed Organizing

  • Dominik Böhler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Setting the Stage

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. From Organizations to Distributed Organizing: Concepts of Order Creation

  4. Information Systems for Distributed Organizing

  5. Empirical Study: Themes of Interaction in Distributed Organizing

  6. Ensembler Suite: A Support System for Ontology-based Distributed Organizing

  7. Discussion and Conclusion

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      Pages 211-213
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-253

About this book


In a networked world which is characterized by interactive value creation, traditional organizational boundaries loose importance in favor of processes of distributed organizing. Therefore, thinking about and designing organizations requires going beyond designing hierarchical structures and processes ex-ante, but creating systems allowing for finding adaptive solutions ex-post. This book combines two perspectives: organizing and information technology. On the one hand, it offers deep theoretical insight into the processes of organizing for future organizations and distributed value creation of individuals. On the other hand, it offers applicable technical know-how for the design of information systems to support distributed organizing. Here, managers and organizations embracing complexity find profound understanding and suitable ways for implementing distributed organizing.


  • Concepts of Order Creation
  • Information Systems for Distributed Organizing
  • Themes of Interaction in Distributed Organizing

Target Groups

  • Faculty and students of business administration, organization, management, and business computer science
  • Managers and Strategy Consultants
  • Business Consultants and IT Consultants

The Author

Dominik Böhler is a research associate at the Department of Economics computer science, especially innovation and value creation at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.


Complexity Distributed organizing Information technology Ontologies Organizations

Authors and affiliations

  • Dominik Böhler
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl Wirtschaftsinformatik IFAU Erlangen-NürnbergNürnbergGermany

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