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Need for Change: Business Functions Affected by the Use of Decentralized Information Systems

Heines, Roger; Kannengießer, Niclas ORCID iD icon; Sturm, Benjamin; Jung, Reinhard; Sunyaev, Ali


Driven by economic advantages and the idea of disintermediation of business processes, the decentralization of technical and economic systems has become a highly discussed topic in recent years. Extant research primarily investigated the technical implementations of decentralized information systems (IS) and their use by firms in business networks. It became clear that interorganizational relationships and business functions must be transformed to enable the use of decentralized IS (e.g., those related to how firms can be involved in the design, instantiation, operation, and governance of decentralized IS). However, the impact of transforming business functions of individual firms remains largely unclear, obfuscating a comprehensive understanding of the implication of decentralized IS use on internal organizational structures of firms. In this work, we focus on the identification of challenges for firms in using distributed ledger technology (DLT as a representative for decentralized IS) and their effects on the business functions of firms.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)
Kompetenzzentrum für angewandte Sicherheitstechnologie (KASTEL)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000138301
HGF-Programm 46.23.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Methods for Engineering Secure Systems
Erschienen in 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Veranstaltung 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2021), Austin, TX, USA, 12.12.2021 – 15.12.2021
Verlag Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Externe Relationen Konferenz
Schlagwörter Decentralized Information Systems, Internal Business Functions, Distributed Ledger Technology
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