E-Business and Virtual Enterprises: Managing Business-to-Business Cooperation

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Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Ricardo Rabelo
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2000 - Business & Economics - 532 pages
The fast progress in computer networks and their wide availability complemented with on one hand the "explosion" of the mobile computing and on the other hand the trends in the direction of ubiquitous computing, act as powerful enablers for new forms of highly dynamic collaborative organizations and emergence of new business practices. The first efforts in virtual enterprises (VE) were strongly constrained by the need to design and develop horizontal infrastructures aimed at supporting the basic collaboration needs of consortia of enterprises. Even pilot projects that were focused on specific business domains were forced to first develop some basic infrastructures before being able to develop their specific business models. Nowadays, although there is still a need to consolidate and standardize the horizontal infrastructures, the focus is more and more directed to the development of new vertical business models and the corresponding support tools. At the same time, in the earlier R&D projects, the attention was almost exclusively devoted to the operation phase of the VE life cycle, while now there are more activities addressing the creation phase, developing mechanisms to support the rapid formation of new virtual organizations for new business opportunities. In order to complete the life cycle, there is a need to also invest on support for VE dissolution.
 

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Contents

WILL THE ORGANISATION DISAPPEAR? THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEW ECONOMY AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
3
A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE NEXT CENTURY THE TASK ORIENTED JOB MARKET
21
EDIAGNOSIS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE IN VIRTUAL TIMES
29
A DIARY USING FUZZY SETS
37
INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS
45
INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE ADVANCED VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE A REPORT USING A BRAZILIANBASED EXAMPLE
47
LINKING SMES CLUSTERS A VIEW OF THE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
63
WORKING EFFICIENTLY WITH THE SERVICE INDUSTRIES
71
ECOMMERCE AND LOGISTICS
291
LOGISTICS SUPPORT TO ELECTRONIC COMMERCE IN BRAZIL TRENDS AND CONSTRAINTS
293
A SURVEY ON THE USE OF ECOMMERCE BY BRAZILIAN COMPANIES
303
ELECTRONIC COMMERCE WITH XMLEDI IN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
311
DISTRIBUTED PRODUCTION PLANNING
325
THE PRICEDATERELATIONSHIP AS A NEGOTIATING TOOL IN PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL
327
PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE ENGINEERING AND MAKE TO ORDER ENVIRONMENT A ...
333
THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A DISCRETE EVENT SIMULATION SYSTEM TO SUPPORT VIRTUAL INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES
341

VE INFRASTRUCTURES REQUIREMENTS FOR COOPERATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING
79
INFRASTRUCTURES DEVELOPMENT
87
SUPPORTING AGILITY IN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
89
THE SACECSCW FRAMEWORK AN INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES AND CONCURRENT ENGINEERING PROC...
105
DESIGN OF A COMPUTERSUPPORTED COOPERATIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
113
ENVIRONMENT FOR DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF SYSTEM INTEGRATION
127
MULTIAGENT BASED COLLABORATION
135
REQUIREMENTS FOR AN AGENT BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING VARIABLY COUPLED NETWORKED ENTERPRISES
137
FEDERATED MULTIAGENT SCHEDULING IN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
145
THE NETMAN AGENTBASED ARCHITECTURE FOR EBUSINESS IN NETWORK ORGANIZATIONS
157
A MOBILEAGENT BASED ARCHITECTURE FOR VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
167
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION
175
SUPPORTING INFORMATION ACCESS RIGHTS AND VISIBILITY LEVELS IN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
177
A VIRTUAL PROJECT HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DISTRIBUTED DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES1
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THE HOLONIC PARADIGM AS A NEW METAPHOR FOR THE COORDINATION PROBLEM OF VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
203
PROTOCOLBASED COOPERATION IN A VIRTUAL MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATION
211
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
219
AGENTBASED INFRASTRUCTURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK MANAGEMENT
221
A DISTRIBUTED FRAMEWORK FOR COLLABORATIVE SUPPLY NETWORK INTEGRATION
233
NEW TOOLS FOR MULTISTAGE SUPPLY CHAINS
245
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
251
INDUSTRY CLUSTERS AND BROKERAGE
259
ACTION RESEARCH THE FORMATION OF A MANUFACTURING VIRTUAL INDUSTRY CLUSTER
261
EXPLOITATION OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITES THE ROLE OF THE VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE BROKER
269
AGENTBASED BROKERAGE FOR VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE CREATION IN THE MOULDS INDUSTRY
281
PROCESS SUPPORT FOR VIRTUAL PROJECTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
351
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
359
CogNet INTEGRATED INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ITS USE IN VIRTUAL ORGANISATIONS
361
AN ITBASED FRAMEWORK FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN NETWORKED ORGANISATIONS
371
SHOP FLOOR REENGINEERING TO SUPPORT AGILITY IN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE ENVIRONMENTS
381
A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR AGGREGATE MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
395
SOCIOORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES
403
VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THE CULTURAL DIMENSION ORGANIZATION RITES IN THE CONSOLIDATION OF TELEWORK
405
VIRTUAL TEAMS AND THE ORGANISATIONAL GRAPEVINE
413
MORAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES ETHICS AS A COMPETITIVE FACTOR FOR THE INTERNET COMMERCE IN B...
425
INFORMAL NETWORKS MANAGING THE KNOWLEDGE WITHIN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES
433
SKILLS AND VALUE ASSESSMENT
441
A METHODOLOGY TO EVALUATE ENTERPRISES TO BECOME MEMBERS OF VIRTUAL INDUSTRY CLUSTERS
443
AN ASSESSMENT MODEL TO ANALYZE ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS TO IMPLEMENT TELEWORK ARRANGEMENTS
455
A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO IPR DEFINITION IN COOPERATIVE PROJECTS
465
QUALITY MANAGEMENT
477
QUALITY CERTIFICATION IN THE VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE AN OBJECTIVE TOOL FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND CUSTOME...
479
AN INNOVATION COACHING APPROACH TO EFFICIENTLY INTRODUCE QMSYSTEMS IN SMEs
487
USING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE QUALITY
495
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
505
A COMBINED KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
507
TOWARDS A VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION THE RAPID PROTOTYPING PORTUGUESE NATIONAL NETWORK
515
IPDM SYSTEMS
523
AUTHOR INDEX
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