Towards Agile Operation for Small Teams in Knowledge Intensive Organizations: A Collaboration Framework

Qinghua Liu, Juanqiong Gou, Luís Manuel Camarinha-Matos

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Abstract

Knowledge Intensive Organizations (KIOs) are of growing importance worldwide. But comparing to other kinds of enterprises, they are challenged by more uncertainty and complex situations. In the context of a KIO, various small teams can be dynamically organized to collaboratively pursue knowledge creation initiatives. As these small teams, which bred from KIOs, often involve activities that cannot be fully predetermined, they need to be supported by related resources and services in a more agile way during their operation and evolution stages. This paper presents a new three-layer collaboration framework for agile operation of small teams on the basis of existing models from the paradigm of Collaborative Networks, with a set of roles and mechanisms proposed in each layer. Considering the framework, related digital platforms and artificial intelligence applications can be developed, giving effective support to small teams’ knowledge creation processes. A case study has been developed for a research group to illustrate the proposed framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoosting Collaborative Networks 4.0. PRO-VE 2020
EditorsL. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, A. Ortiz
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages263-272
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-62412-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-62411-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020
Event21st IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2020 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 23 Nov 202025 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume598
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference21st IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2020
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period23/11/2025/11/20

Keywords

  • Knowledge Intensive Organizations
  • Agile Operation
  • Collaborative Networks
  • Digital platforms

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