The virtual enterprise concept

LM Camarinha-Matos, H Afsarmanesh

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Abstract

Among the multiple definitions for the Virtual Enterprise concept, the significance of two key elements: networking and cooperation, becomes clear. The lack of a unified definition is partially resulted by the large diversity in classes of networked organizations, which calls for the establishment of a taxonomy of virtual enterprises. An attempt to present some current definitions and a taxonomy is made. The first step in the analysis of virtual enterprises requires a careful study of various phases of its life cycle and characterization of the roles of various involved actors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfrastructures for virtual enterprises
EditorsLM CamarinhaMatos, H Afsarmanesh
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages3-14
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0-7923-8639-6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventIFIP TC5 WG5 3/PRODNET Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE 99) - OPORTO, Portugal
Duration: 27 Oct 199928 Oct 1999

Publication series

NameINTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING
PublisherKLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
Volume27
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC5 WG5 3/PRODNET Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE 99)
CountryPortugal
CityOPORTO
Period27/10/9928/10/99

Cite this

Camarinha-Matos, LM., & Afsarmanesh, H. (1999). The virtual enterprise concept. In LM. CamarinhaMatos, & H. Afsarmanesh (Eds.), Infrastructures for virtual enterprises (pp. 3-14). (INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING; Vol. 27). Kluwer Academic Publishers.