Designing Value-Based Inter-organizational Controls Using Patterns

  • Vera Kartseva
  • Jaap Gordijn
  • Yao-Hua Tan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 14)


Networked organizations, consisting of enterprises who exchange things of economic value with each other, often have participants who commit a fraud or perform other actions, not agreed in a contract. To explore such opportunistic behavior, and to design solutions to mitigate it, we propose the e 3 controlapproach. This approach takes the valuable objects, which are exchanged between enterprises, as a point of departure, and proposes a control patterns library to find solutions for various types of opportunistic behavior in network organizations. The practical use of the patterns is illustrated by a case study in the field of renewable electricity supply in UK.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vera Kartseva
    • 2
  • Jaap Gordijn
    • 1
  • Yao-Hua Tan
    • 2
  1. 1.VUA, Faculty of SciencesAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.VUA, Faculty of EconomicsAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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