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Vertical information systems (VIS) standards are technical specifications designed to promote coordination among the organizations within (or across) vertical industry sectors. Examples include the bar code, electronic data interchange (EDI) standards, and RosettaNet business process standards in the electronics industry. This contribution examines VIS(More)
and the Telematica Instituut in the Netherlands. He has published five books and numerous articles in journals such as Gabe Minton is Vice President of Industry Technology at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he is responsible for overseeing MBA's leadership role in the establishment of technology standards for the residential real estate finance(More)
We gratefully acknowledge the support received from the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, the Data Interchange Standards Association and the unnamed interviewees who provided their insights. ABSTRACT Vertical information systems (IS) standards are designed to promote communication and(More)
Prelude All of us are well aware of the challenges associated with publishing in the best journals in IS. When I assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly on January 1, 2005, I had a vision of encouraging a gentler and kinder review process that would result in more and better articles being published. I shared this vision in my first editorial(More)
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