For this assignment you will need to read the following article:
van Heck, E. & Vervest, P. (2007) ‘Smart business networks: how the network wins’, Communications of the ACM, 50 (6), pp. 28-37, The Guide to Computing Literature [Online]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/doi:10.1145/1247001.1247002(Accessed: 23 October 2009).
After you have read the article, address the following:
Identify and analyse the key characteristics that comprise a smart business network. How do these characteristics better enable organisations and processes to respond to change? Evaluate the authors’ proposal for a new business network approach rather than the traditional value chain approach. What role would a Networked Business Operating System (BOS) have in utilising this new approach?