Collaborative Information Systems

TitleCollaborative Information Systems
Publication TypeTechnical Report
AuthorsEl-Bibany, H., G. Katz, and S. Vij
Date Published04/1991

The creation of a product is a complex, highly-interdependent process. Typically, no individual possesses all of the required knowledge and skills, so design teams that include participants from each required domain are formed to collaborate and jointly create a single product. As projects become increasing complex, additional participants are added to the team. While this approach supplies the needed expertise, it also introduces a significant coordination burden and decreases the overall efficiency of the process. This report explores how a collaborative information system (CIS) can be used to reduce this coordination cost and contrasts the limitations encountered as this model is applied to different industries.

KeywordsCollaboration, Collaborative Information System, Information Systems
Year of Publication1991
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