Methods and Tools for Collaborative Networked Organizations

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Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Martin Ollus
Springer Science & Business Media, May 9, 2008 - Computers - 530 pages
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Collaborative Networked Organizations represent one of the most relevant organizational paradigms in industry and services. A large number of developments in recent years have turned Collaborative Networks into a pervasive phenomenon in all socio-economic sectors.

The main aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive set of reference materials derived from the results of the ECOLEAD project in one organized volume. The ECOLEAD project, a large 4-year European initiative, involved 28 organizations (from academia, research and industry), from 14 countries (in Europe and Latin America).

Three main types of results from ECOLEAD are presented: (i) Conceptual frameworks and models, (ii) Methods and processes, and (iii) Software tools and systems. Furthermore, the experience and lessons learned with a number of large pilot implementations in real-world running networks of enterprises are also included as an indication of the assessment/validation of the project results.

Methods and Tools for Collaborative Networked Organizations provides valuable elements for researchers and practitioners involved in the design, implementation, and management of collaborative forms in industry and services.

 

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Contents

1 ECOLEAD AND CNO BASE CONCEPTS
3
VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS BREEDING ENVIRONMENT
33
21 VBE REFERENCE FRAMEWORK
35
22 VBE VALUE SYSTEMS BUSINESS MODELS AND GOVERNANCE RULES
69
23 INTERORGANIZATIONAL TRUST IN VBEs
91
24 VBE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
119
25 VO CREATION ASSISTANCE SERVICES
155
26 AGREEMENT NEGOTIATION WIZARD
191
43 A COLLABORATION PLATFORM FOR PVC
307
ICT INFRASTRUCTURES
335
51 ADVANCED COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS ICT INFRASTRUCTURES
337
52 THE ECOLEAD PLUG PLAY COLLABORATIVE BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE
371
PILOT DEMONSTRATORS
395
61 APPROACH FOR PILOT DEMONSTRATORS OF CNO CASES
397
62 VBE PILOT DEMONSTRATORS
405
63 VO MANAGEMENT PILOT CASES
431

VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS MANAGEMENT
219
31 GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS
221
32 SUPERVISION OF COLLABORATIVE PROCESSES IN VO
239
33 VO MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
257
PROFESSIONAL VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES
275
41 PVC FRAMEWORK
277
42 BUSINESS MODELS FOR PVC
295
64 PVC PILOT CASES
463
FURTHER STEPS
489
71 A REFERENCE CURRICULUM FOR EDUCATION IN CNs
491
72 EMERGING COLLABORATION FORMS AND FURTHER RESEARCH NEEDS
513
AUTHOR INDEX
529
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Page 8 - Practice (CoP) have been around for many years and are described as "groups of people informally bound together by shared expertise and passion for joint enterprise (that) share their experiences and knowledge in free-flowing, creative ways that foster new approaches to knowledge
Page 8 - [...] groups of people informally bound together by shared expertise and passion for a joint enterprise
Page 14 - However, most of these technologies and concepts are in their infancy and under development, mostly fragmented and non-interoperable, requiring considerable effort to implement and configure comprehensive VO support infrastructures and operational methods. Even the most advanced infrastructures coming out of leading R&D projects require complex configuration and customization processes hardly manageable by SMEs.

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