Collaborative networks: Value creation in a knowledge society

Luis M. Camarinha-matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh

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Collaborative networks show a high potential as drivers of value creation. The materialization of this potential however requires further progress in understanding these organizational forms and the underlying principles of this new paradigm. As a contribution in this direction, the notion of collaboration among organizations is clarified, a taxonomy of collaborative networks is proposed, and the basic elements of value creation are discussed, in the context of a holistic approach to collaborative networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Enterprise: Intelligent Strategies in Product Design, Manufacturing, and Management: Proceedings of PROLAMAT 2006, IFIP TC5 International Conference
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)15715736


  • Collaborative networks
  • Collaborative networks taxonomy
  • Value creation
  • Virtual communities
  • Virtual enterprises
  • Virtual organizations


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