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TRUst ANd Standardisation of InTerorganisational collaboration (TRANSIT)

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Coordinator Högskolan i Skövde - Institutionen för kommunikation och information
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 917 300
Project duration September 2008 - February 2012
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The TRANSIT project primarily concerns service development and innovation, and will stimulate the development of service-based innovation systems by adding systematic consideration to how standards and trust issues can be qualitatively embedded into both systems and processes. The focus is standardisation and trust in inter-organisational collaboration (IOS), with particular application in e-business between companies (B2B), and in service-oriented collaboration. The aim is twofold: to develop the project leaders competence towards professorship; and to tie the participating environments closer to each other via prosperous collaboration.

Results and expected effects

Services become more and more important in Swedish industry and public organisations. Collaborations often occur with previously unknown partners, and trust must be built into supporting systems, methods, and processes in order to make both services and collaborations sustainable. The underpinning technology must be based on common, global standards in order to enable mutual exchange using a common language. Swedish research in this area is currently immature, and significant effort is needed to strengthen national coherence as well as international competitiveness. Thus far, trust and standards have not been connected to a great extent. The focus will strengthen the project leaders competence in services, trust, and e-business, and will contribute to establishing research in an area that lacks overview and completeness. Sample project results include: formal research supervision competence, scientific publications in international fora, at least three project applications, joint workshops between the environments , and a career plan towards the end of the project.

Approach and implementation

Activities include paper authoring, project application set-up and project management, a research supervision course, integrating workshops, networking, and development of both a career plan for the project leader and a development plan for the participating environments. Each activity is connected to a specific result, against which project success will be evaluated.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

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