Electronic Markets

, 21:83

Information and data quality in business networking: a key concept for enterprises in its early stages of development

Position Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s12525-011-0063-1

Cite this article as:
Otto, B., Lee, Y.W. & Caballero, I. Electron Markets (2011) 21: 83. doi:10.1007/s12525-011-0063-1


Information and data of high quality are critical for successful business performance in general and Business Networking in particular. As the trend toward sharing information between business partners and value networks is still increasing, the position paper aims at providing a comprehensive perspective on the state of research with regard to information and data quality in Business Networking. The paper shows that much has been achieved, but that fundamental aspects still remain unaddressed. Based on the results of a literature review, the paper identifies consequential areas of research and makes six propositions for future research. In doing so, the position paper aims at offering novel perspectives and at introducing new areas of research in a field of particularly high relevance in the networked business and electronic markets domain.


Information quality Data quality Business networking Literature review Research directions 

JEL classification

L220—Firm Organization and Market Structure M100—Business Administration: General M150—IT Management 

Copyright information

© Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Information ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Information, Operations and Analysis GroupNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Information Technologies and SystemsUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain

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