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Management and organizational topics in virtual enterprises

Business drivers, characteristics and issues in collaborative environments
: Kürümlüoglu, M.; Nostal, R.

WSEAS transactions on systems 3 (2004), No.6, pp.2448-2453
ISSN: 1109-2777
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IAO ()
virtual enterprise; management concept; collaborative business

A large number of research initiatives and industry cases focusing on virtual enterprises (VE) or enterprise networks have been developed world-wide during the last years. This paper presents a synopsis of results from various research projects. Although the use of appropriate information and communication technology (ICT) is a prerequisite for and a critical element in efficient collaborations, human factors, organizational and management issues are still under development and further research on business drivers and success factors of virtual enterprises is required.