Quality Management to Support Single Companies to Overcome Organisational Challenges in Collaborative Enterprise Networks

  title={Quality Management to Support Single Companies to Overcome Organisational Challenges in Collaborative Enterprise Networks},
  author={Patrick Sitek and Klaus-Dieter Thoben},
The paper discusses organisational challenges single companies face while joining collaborative enterprise networks (EN). Following an organisational design approach in organisational differentiation and integration in EN, organisational challenges are identified. Based on steps for designing and implementing quality management systems (QMS), an initial reference model is given as potential basis for future concepts to overcome those organisational challenges. 



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