EDI and business network redesign: Why the two don't go together

G Spinardi, I Graham, R Williams

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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for communication between different corporate computer systems was expected to transform relationships between firms. However, this detailed study of three sectors of the UK publishing industry-the book trade; the magazine and newspaper trade; and newsprint supply to newspapers-found that EDI developed in a slow and incremental manner. This calls into question the radical visions of proponents of business network redesign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-27
Number of pages12
JournalNew technology work and employment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996


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