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Decision Support Systems
Based upon the Internet perspective, this paper will attempt to clarify and revise several ideas about the separation between infrastructure facilities and service offerings in digital communications networks. The key notions that we will focus on in this paper are: (i) the bearer service (BS) as a technology-independent interface which exports blind network functionality to applications development; and (ii) the organizational consequences associated with the emergence of a sustainable market of BS: a clear movement at the level of industrial structure from traditional hierarchies to more market coordination.
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open-layered networks, market coordination, internet
Kavassalis, P., Bailey, J. P., & Lee, T. Y. (2000). Open-Layered Networks: the Growing Importance of Market Coordination. Decision Support Systems, 28 (1-2), 137-153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-9236(99)00080-9
Date Posted: 27 November 2017
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