Collaborative networks - A new scientific discipline

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh

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Collaborative networks manifest in a large variety of forms, including virtual organizations, virtual enterprises, dynamic supply chains, professional virtual communities, collaborative virtual laboratories, etc. A large body of empiric knowledge related to collaborative networks is becoming available, but there is an urgent need to consolidate this knowledge and build the foundations for sustainable and solid research and development in this area. Establishment of a scientific discipline for collaborative networks is a strong instrument in achieving this purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Organizations: Systems and Practices
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0387237550, 9780387237558
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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