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Exploring the CIMO-Logic in the Design of Collaborative Networks Mediated by Digital Platforms

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.
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Eric Costa, António Lucas Soares, Jorge Sousa. Exploring the CIMO-Logic in the Design of Collaborative Networks Mediated by Digital Platforms. 19th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE), Sep 2018, Cardiff, United Kingdom. pp.266-277, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-99127-6_23⟩. ⟨hal-02191162⟩



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