e-Business Strategies for Virtual Organizations

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Routledge, Aug 22, 2007 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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'e-Business Strategies for Virtual Organizations' enables IT managers and directors to develop and implement IT strategies and infrastructures for new models of doing business based on the Internet.

The authors provide a brief introduction to the concepts and strategic issues surrounding information warfare, managing organizational knowledge, and the information economy. The virtual organization is now an important business model for contemporary business organizations and the flexibility and adaptability of the virtual organization make it ideal for survival in today's highly competitive and dynamically changing markets. Modern corporations may utilize some of the features of the virtual organization to develop the ideal organization to a greater or lesser extent depending on individual business circumstances. This book covers the issues involved in planning, realizing and managing such a virtual organization, and the role of information and communication technologies in supporting virtual organizations and virtual organizing is addressed throughout.
 

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Contents

1 ebusiness and the virtual organization a new rationale for 21st century organizations
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2 Characteristics of the virtual organization
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3 ebusiness models for virtual organizations
32
4 IS planning strategies for emerging business models
56
5 Moving from ebusiness to ibusiness strategies in virtual markets
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6 Globalization and ebusiness strategies for SMEs
110
7 Developing knowledgebased strategies for a virtual organization
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8 Evaluating strategies for ebusiness change
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9 Outsourcing partnering and the virtual organization
187
10 ebusiness strategies in the virtual organization
204
11 Creating virtual cultures for global online communities
225
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Index
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Burn is currently Foundation Professor and Head of School of Management Information Systems at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia and Director of the We-B research centre.

Peter Marshall (1940-2010), a graduate of Yale University and Princeton Theological Seminary, was a nationally recognized speaker on Christian growth and maturity and on America's Christian heritage.

Barnett is a lecturer at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, and a Research Associate of the University's We-BCentre.com.

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