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Dialectic Tensions in the Context of Inter-organizational Integration

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Publication Details
Authors: Camposano José Carlos, Smolander Kari
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Conference On Information Systems
Title of parent publication: ICIS 2019 Proceedings
Journal acronym: ICIS
ISBN: 978-0-9966831-9-7
ISSN: 1026-1079
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2019112043349


This study compares the perspectives on inter-organizational integration of information between stakeholders of the architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management (AEC/FM) industry in Finland. Our findings are grounded on semi-structured interviews with practitioners that participated in a project of the Finnish government. Applying the theoretical framework of dialectical analysis, we identified six dimensions where conflicting points of view may arise regarding shared information: Ontology, standards, storage, openness, monetization and the involvement of the public sector. We argue that stakeholders will have stronger motivation to integrate with new actors if they share the same vision about one or more of such challenge areas. Awareness of these tensions helps to understand and guide the development of inter-organizational information systems in networked industries.

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