E-ORDERING IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN - Explaining Standardisation from a Collective Action Perspective

Stefan Schellhammer, Kai Riemer, Stefan Klein

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss a unique case of industry-wide standardisation, i.e. the proliferation of an electronic ordering protocol across wholesalers and community pharmacies in the Republic of Ireland. The existence of multiple parties involved in the standardisation process and the nature of the standard lead us to study the case from a collective action perspective. In doing so, the emergence and the diffusion of industry-wide standards are being studied as distinct but connected set of dilemmas. The case leads us to theorise that strong industry associations play a significant role in the initiation and success of such standardisation efforts on the industry level. Due to space restrictions this short paper can only provide a snapshot of our entire argument; a long version can be obtained from the authors.

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Schellhammer S., Riemer K. and Klein S. (2008). E-ORDERING IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN - Explaining Standardisation from a Collective Action Perspective . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 20-25. DOI: 10.5220/0001042900200025


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Stefan Schellhammer and Kai Riemer and Stefan Klein},
title={E-ORDERING IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN - Explaining Standardisation from a Collective Action Perspective},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={20-25},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001042900200025},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - E-ORDERING IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN - Explaining Standardisation from a Collective Action Perspective
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Schellhammer S.
AU - Riemer K.
AU - Klein S.
PY - 2008
SP - 20
EP - 25
DO - 10.5220/0001042900200025