A stakeholder analysis of interoperable data architecture: The case of I-Choose
This paper presents the challenges associated with developing a data architecture supporting information interoperability in the supply-chain for sustainable food products. We analyze information elicited from experts in the supply-chain for organic and fair trade coffee to identify relevant stakeholders and the issues and challenges connected with developing an interoperable data architecture. This study assesses the salience of individual stakeholder groups and the challenges based on the stakeholders' attributes in terms of power, legitimacy and urgency. The following five issues/challenges were found to be the most salient, requiring primary focus in developing interoperable data architecture: trust in data, cost to maintain the system, political resistance, oversight and governance, and the cost to consumers in terms of time and effort. In the conclusion we discuss potential future research and practical implications for designing an interoperable data architecture. © 2012 ACM.
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Sayogo, Djoko Sigit; Jarman, Holly; Whitmore, Andrew; Tayi, Giri K.; Zhang, Jing; Hrdinova, Jana; Pardo, Theresa; Andersen, David F.; Luna-Reyes, Luis; Tan, Xing; and Andersen, Deborah L., "A stakeholder analysis of interoperable data architecture: The case of I-Choose" (2012). School of Management. 42.