Adoption of Interorganizational Business Process Standards in Business-to-Business Integration: An Exploratory Study

Viswanath VENKATESH, Hillol BALA


We conducted an exploratory study to understand the factors that played important role in the adoption of RosettaNet-based interorganizational business process standards (IBPS) in business-to-business integration (B2Bi). We found 3 sets of drivers of IBPS adoption in organizations: i.e., external, internal, and instrumental. External factors include institutional pressures, standards uncertainty, and quality of interorganizational relationships. Internal factors include internal pressures, job change, technology readiness, ICT competence, and organizational culture. Finally, instrumental factors include perceived benefits, process compatibility, and complexity.


Business process;Process standards;Interorganizational business process standards;RosettaNet;Interorganizational relationships;Business-to-business integration;Adoption

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