EDI: risks and vulnerability in new inter-organizational systems

Claire Lobet-Maris, Benoit Kusters

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Abstract

Electronic data interchange (EDI) can be defined as an inter-organizational system (IOS) allowing remote organizations to communicate or electronically trade messages, without human intervention. It is not the vulnerability of EDI itself which is questioned but much more the social shaping of this technology by agent's interests. EDI analysis should clearly specify the structure of the economic, political and organizational relations between implied agents. The second issue concerns to new forms of trade relations between economic agents allowed or facilitated by EDI. The risks related to EDI use express only part of the vulnerability. The vulnerability effects of the networks economy are more hidden which is largely encouraged by EDI and other interorganizational systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Transactions A
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Science and Technology
PublisherPubl by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Pages131-142
Number of pages12
EditionA-33
ISBN (Print)0444898786
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
EventProceedings of the IFIP WG9.2 Working Conference on Facing the Challenge of Risk and Vulnerability in an Information Society - Namur, Belg
Duration: 20 May 199322 May 1993

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the IFIP WG9.2 Working Conference on Facing the Challenge of Risk and Vulnerability in an Information Society
CityNamur, Belg
Period20/05/9322/05/93

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    Lobet-Maris, C., & Kusters, B. (1993). EDI: risks and vulnerability in new inter-organizational systems. In IFIP Transactions A: Computer Science and Technology (A-33 ed., pp. 131-142). Publ by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V..