Risk Assessment in Virtual Enterprise Networks

Risk Assessment in Virtual Enterprise Networks

Author: 
Athanasiadou, Christina
Place: 
Hershey, PA
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2010
Record type: 
Responsibility: 
Gayialis, Sotiris P., jt. author
Oikonomitsios, Stylianos, jt. author
Editor: 
Ponis, Stavros
Source: 
Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks
Subject: 
Abstract: 

In today’s business environment, supply chains involve a number of autonomous organizations. Agility, effectiveness and efficiency of these supply chains can be achieved by forming virtual enterprise networks. The nature of supply chain processes with inter-organizational activities, involving different enterprises in a virtual enterprise network, increases the need for control in a well-designed and structured manner. Internal Audit activities and controls can help virtual organizations to improve and operate in a more efficient manner. This chapter proposes a methodological approach for the design of the Internal Audit function for risk assessment and control identification of inter-organizational supply chain processes, using business process modelling techniques and an internal audit–oriented enterprise modelling tool. A case study in the auditing of the supply chain processes in a virtual enterprise network demonstrates the application of the suggested methodology and tool.

Series: 
Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science

CITATION: Athanasiadou, Christina. Risk Assessment in Virtual Enterprise Networks edited by Ponis, Stavros . Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2010. Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks - Available at: http://library.au.int/risk-assessment-virtual-enterprise-networks