Exploring the CIMO-logic in the design of collaborative networks mediated by digital platforms

Eric Costa, António Lucas Soares, Jorge Pinho de Sousa

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Abstract

Collaborative networks (CNs) of organizations are nowadays complex and intertwined compositions of technological, cognitive and social artifacts. The design of such compositions should be addressed as a socio-technical endeavor as a way to maximize the success probability. In despite of intensive research in this community, much has to be explored to achieve sound contributions to a design theory of CNs. In this paper, we make use of the context-intervention-mechanism-outcome logic (CIMO-logic) as a way to improve the design propositions component of a CN design theory. Variations of the concept of “mechanism” are explored with the goal of making clearer the socio-technical perspective in the design propositions. This theoretical exploration is illustrated with a case of transforming an industrial business association (IBA) in a digital collaborative network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
EditorsLuis Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Yacine Rezgui
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages266-277
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-99127-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-99126-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2018
Event19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Volume534
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises
Abbreviated titlePRO-VE 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period17/09/1819/09/18

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Costa, E., Soares, A. L., & Pinho de Sousa, J. (2018). Exploring the CIMO-logic in the design of collaborative networks mediated by digital platforms. In L. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, & Y. Rezgui (Eds.), IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (pp. 266-277). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 534). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99127-6_23