The paper stresses the need to emphasize social relationships in system design especially in systems that cross enterprise boundaries in a changing environment. The paper describes these systems as a new class of systems – complex adaptive systems. It describes ways to model collaboration networks in such systems both as the drivers of change and as indicators of knowledge requirements. The paper defines a blueprint that for integrating business activities, network and knowledge into models that exhibit the characteristics of complex adaptive systems. It includes examples to illustrate the models.
Hawryszkiewycz, I. T., "Integrating Collaboration into the Design of Complex Adaptive Systems" (2008). ACIS 2008 Proceedings. 101.