The Impact of e-Invoicing on Businesses Eco-Systems: Evidences from Italian Supply Chains and Suggestions for a Research Agenda

  • Francesco BelliniEmail author
  • Fabrizio D’Ascenzo
  • Alessandra Ghi
  • Francesca Spagnoli
  • Valeria Traversi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 3)


In 2007 the European Commission presented the Action Programme for Reducing Administrative Burdens in the European Union, with the aim to work with Member States in order to cut 25 % of administrative burdens on businesses by 2012. In this framework, a set of interesting actions can be summarised into the so-called dematerialization, intended as the substitution of the physical business documentation with digital files and archives that are able to provide better performances in terms of efficiency, as well as the same legal requisites of the documents in the paper format. The aim of this chapter is to introduce the approaches adopted from some Italian Supply Chains and provide some hints for further research developments.


Dematerialisation e-Invoicing Business management Processes Supply chain Metrics Operational costs Simplification Standards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Bellini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fabrizio D’Ascenzo
    • 1
  • Alessandra Ghi
    • 1
  • Francesca Spagnoli
    • 1
  • Valeria Traversi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of Rome La SapienzaRomeItaly

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