Module Import 04WI2020 - Business Collaboration

Status: Published
Workload6 ECTS = 180 hrs
Credits, Weight6 ECTS, (n.s.)
Language of Instruction German or English
Semester (n.s.)
Duration1 Sem.
M/E Elective
Course No. Type Name MA/EL Workload Credits Contact Hours Selfstudy Group Size
04WI2020-1 Lecture Business Collaboration EL 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 30
Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • understand and explain relevant areas of Business Collaboration
  • describe and apply the concepts, theories, methods, and models taught in the course
  • follow a methodical approach to the evaluation of solutions for Business Collaboration
  • critically discuss the pros and cons of collaboration solutions
  • effectively manage the implementation of collaboration solutions

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04WI2020-1 - Business Collaboration

The course Business Collaboration aims to enable graduates to analyse integration scenarios of ERP systems that have to be connected with other information systems across company boundaries. In the course we discuss solutions for given integration problems in a global supply chain. The course content provides means and directions for future IT professionals (e.g. CIOs) to make decisions about technical architectures, operational scenarios and the organisation of integration projects.

Case Study Method

Participants adopt the role of an IT professional to solve concrete case scenarios of real-world organisations. The scenarios are presented in case studies. During the sessions the participants will discuss different courses of action to solve the given problem scenario. Subsequently, the solution will be introduced and explained. By that, the participants learn to analyse a given integration scenario, to identify potential problems and to develop possible solutions. The lecture will mainly be held in the form of a dialogue. It is necessary to read the case study material before the session to be able to participate in the discussion.


  1. Business Software and its interorganisational use
  2. Different types of business collaboration
  3. Business documents: different types of standards (e.g. technical)
  4. Interorganisational process integration in industrial organizations
  5. Interorganisational enterprise resource planning in retail organizations
  6. Electronic document exchange between companies (without intermediaries)
  7. Intermediaries, service providers
  8. Coordination of several business partners via electronic platforms
  9. Evaluation of business collaboration solutions
  10. Economical assessment of data exchange: costs, benefits
  11. Case studies
Teaching Methods

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Basic knowledge of business administration, especially organisational forms and business processes as well as the foundations of information systems.

Examination Methods

Class: Exam (Klausur)

Seminar: annotated bibliography, 2 peer reviews, seminar paper, presentation

Stellenwert für die Note in der Endnote: Für Lehramt Gymnasium: 5% entsprechend den LP (6:120) Für Lehramt Realschule: 10% entsprechend den LP (6:60)

Credit Requirements

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04WI2020-1 - Business Collaboration

Lee, Hau L.; Padmanabhan, V.; Whang, Seungjin (1997): The Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains, in: Sloan Management Review, Spring 1997, S. 93-102.

Schubert, Petra; Legner, Christine (2011): B2B integration in global supply chains: An identification of technical integration scenarios, in: Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 20, Issue 3, September 2011, S. 250-267.

Teaching Cases EDEKA, Laumann and Schindler

Responsible / Organizational Unit
Schubert, Petra / Institute for IS Research
Additional Information

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Last change
Apr 24, 2018 by Frey, Johannes
Last Change Module
Aug 14, 2018 by Frey, Johannes