Theoretical frameworks for information systems integration in inter-firm collaborations
Bakhaev, Stepan (2021)
School of Engineering Science, Tietotekniikka
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The present study explores the phenomenon of information systems (IS) integration in emerging inter-firm collaborations (IFC). It appeals to the research by the sophisticated nature of integration processes in inter-organizational relationships. To secure the holistic understanding of it, the study employs a systematic mapping method. Following the guidelines on systematic mapping in software engineering, it attempts to provide an overview of integration techniques in diverse forms of collaboration. It also establishes a state of the evidence on the topic. The premise of the research is to formulate a theoretical framework for approaching IS integration in IFC. To comprehend the conceptual complexity, the mapping study is conducted in three-facet vision, incorporating technological, functional, and strategic integration. The summarized findings denote the scope and focus for the future research.