Osterle, H., Fleisch, E., and Alt, R. “>Business Networking: Shaping Collaboration Between Enterprises,” Second, Revised and Extended Edition, Springer-Verlag, 2001  
Business networking is defined as ‘the management of IT-enabled relationships between internal and external business partners.’ Or the coordination of processes within and across companies. [it was said that there should not be an intellectual gain by considering inter- and intra-view.] Networkability (or Net Readiness [6, Hartman]) describes ‘the ability to rapidly establish an efficient business relationship,’ with a) resources – HR or IS, b) business processes, and c) business units (an entity). This process oriented business networking (BN) differs to content-oriented BN proposed in Bach/Osterle 2000.