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IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Collaborative Business Ecosystems and Virtual Enterprises

IFIP TC5 / WG5.5 Third Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE’02) May 1–3, 2002, Sesimbra, Portugal

Editors: Camarinha-Matos, Luis M. (Ed.)

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Towards collaborative business ecosystems Last decade was fertile in the emerging of new collaboration mechanisms and forms of dynamic virtual organizations, leading to the concept of dynamic business ecosystem, which is supported (or induced ?) by the progress of the ubiquitous I pervasive computing and networking. The new technologies, collaborative business models, and organizational forms supported by networking tools "invade" all traditional businesses and organizations what requires thinking in terms of whole systems, i. e. seeing each business as part of a wider economic ecosystem and environment. It is also becoming evident that the agile formation of very dynamic virtual organizations depends on the existence of a proper longer-term "embedding" or "nesting" environment (e. g. regional industry cluster), in order to guarantee certain basic requirements such as trust building ("Trusting your partner" is a gradual and long process); common interoperability, ontology, and distributed collaboration infrastructures; agreed business practices (requiring substantial engineering Ire-engineering efforts); a sense of community ("we vs. the others"), and some sense of stability (when is a dynamic state or a stationary state useful). The more frequent situation is the case in which this "nesting" environment is formed by organizations located in a common region, although geography is not a major facet when cooperation is supported by computer networks.

Table of contents (67 chapters)

  • Reference Models for Virtual Enterprises

    Tølle, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Towards a Modelling Framework for Networks of SMEs

    Biennier, F. (et al.)

    Pages 11-18

  • Enterprise Engineering — The Basis for Successful Planning of E-Business

    Jochem, R.

    Pages 19-26

  • Handling the Complexity of IT-Environments with Enterprise Architecture

    Birkhölzer, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 27-34

  • A Dynamic Model of Virtual Organisations: Formation and Development

    Lackenby, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 37-44

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collaborative Business Ecosystems and Virtual Enterprises
Book Subtitle
IFIP TC5 / WG5.5 Third Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE’02) May 1–3, 2002, Sesimbra, Portugal
Editors
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Series Volume
85
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35585-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35585-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7020-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-4789-8
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 632
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