A Formal Analysis of Virtual Enterprise Creation and Operation

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Andreas Jacobsson, Paul Davidsson
Title: A Formal Analysis of Virtual Enterprise Creation and Operation
Book: Intelligence Integration in Distributed Knowledge Management
Year: 2008
Editor: Król, D, and Nguyen, NT
ISBN: 978-1-59904-576-4
Publisher: Information Science Reference
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Systems and Software Engineering (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för programvarusystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tek.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: aja@bth.se, pdv@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: This chapter introduces a formal model of virtual enterprises, as well as an analysis of their creation and operation. It is argued that virtual enterprises offer a promising approach to promote both innovations and collaboration between companies. A framework of integrated ICT-tools, called Plug and Play Business, which support innovators in turning their ideas into businesses by dynamically forming virtual enterprises, is also formally specified. Furthermore, issues regarding the implementation of this framework are discussed and some useful technologies are identified.
Subject: Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science\General
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