A framework for virtual organization creation in a breeding environment

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh

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Effectiveness in the process of creating virtual organizations (VO) is an important pre-condition for having a truly dynamic VOs, in response to collaboration opportunities in fast changing market contexts. A realistic approach to materialize agility in VO creation is defined under the assumption of a VO Breeding Environment (VBE), that guarantees the preparedness of its members to quickly get engaged in collaboration processes. After a survey of past approaches and a characterization of the VBE concept, a discussion of the process and suggested functionalities towards a VO creation framework are presented in this context. Finally a list of supporting tools is described and future research challenges are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-135
Number of pages17
JournalAnnual Reviews In Control
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Breeding environment
  • Collaborative networks
  • Virtual enterprises
  • Virtual organizations

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