Large-scale perspective as a challenge

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Abstract

1. Scale forms a challenge for chain researchers: when exactly is something ‘large-scale’? What are the underlying factors (e.g. number of parties, data, objects in the chain, complexity) that determine this? It appears to be a continuum between small- and large-scale, where positioning on that continuum is situation dependent.
2. Scale forms a challenge for chain professionals and consultants as well. Large-scale projects require a fundamentally different approach than regular, small-scale projects; starting from the principles of gradualism and a good starting place. Fallacies of the wrong level are looming and should be prevented.
3. Because it is difficult to determine whether a situation is large-scale, it is important to make assumptions about an information strategy/chain project explicit and test them on both a small- and large-scale scenarios.
4. The theory of Chain-computerisation can provide guidance for dealing with scale.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalJournal of Chain-Computerisation
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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