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A research agenda for collaborative networks Purpose. Many practical application experiments and pilot cases nowadays provide evidence on what works and what still remains as a challenge for collaborative networked organizations (CNOs). The fast evolution of the information and communication technologies and in particular the so-called Internet technologies, also represents an important motivator for the emergence of new forms of collaboration. However, most efforts in this area are highly fragmented, considering only some partial facets and not a holistic perspective that would be required. We are therefore at a point in which it is necessary to define much more consolidated and sustainable research strategies for a second phase of research and development in this area. This book addresses the main disciplines involved in CNOs. It further synthesizes the views and opinions expressed by a large number of visionaries from the main disciplines involved in CNOs, and offers a comprehensive set of recommendations for the establishment of a research agenda on collaborative networks. As recognized experts in their specific areas, different authors in this book have presented work that is backed by a large number of research results, each focusing on specific facets of collaborative networks, and coming out of a large number of international and national projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402078231
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/27/2007
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. 1: Introduction. 1.1. Towards Next Business Models. 1.2. Some Basic Concepts. 2: New Collaborative Forms. 2.1. Overview. 2.2. VO In Industry: State Of The Art; S. Alexakis, B. Kölmel, T. Heep. 2.3. Virtual Organising Scenarios; B.R. Katzy, H. Loeh, Chunyan Zhang. 2.4. Emerging collaborative forms; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, E. Banahan, J. Pinho de Sousa, F. Sturm, H. Afsarmanesh, J. Barata, J. Playfoot, V. Tschammer. 3: Global and Regional Research Agendas. 3.1. Overview. 3.2. Targeting major new trends; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, A. Abreu. 3.3. Challenges of Collaborative Networks in Europe; H. Afsarmanesh, V. Marík, L.M. Camarinha-Matos. 3.4. A challenge towards VO in Japanese industry: Industrial Cluster; T. Kaihara. 3.5. Collaborative networks in Australia - Challenges and recommendations; L. Nemes, J. Mo. 3.6. A Brazilian observatory on global and collaborative networked organizations; R.J. Rabelo, A.A. Pereira-Klen. 3.7. Some American research concerns on VO; H.T. Goranson. 4: Human, Societal, and Organizational Aspects. 4.1. Overview. 4.2. Socio-organizational challenges in the creative economy; E. Banahan, J. Playfoot. 4.3. Towards Strategic Management in Collaborative network structures; F. Sturm, J. Kemp, R. van Wendel de Joode. 4.4. Collaborative knowledge networks; S. Evans, N. Roth. 4.5. Performance measurement and added value of networks; S. Evans, N. Roth, F. Sturm. 4.6. Ethical and moral issues facing the virtual organization; S. Hawkins. 5: Information And Communication Technology Factors. 5.1. Overview. 5.2. Support infrastructures for new collaborative forms; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh. 5.3. Agent technology; V. Marík, M. Pechoucek. 5.4. ON emerging technologies for VO; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, V. Tschammer, H. Afsarmanesh. 6: Foundations and Modeling. 6.1. Overview. 6.2. Emerging behavior in complex collaborative networks; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh. 6.3. Formal modeling methods for collaborative networks; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh. 6.4. Agent technology for virtual organizations; V. Marík, M. Pechoucek. 6.5. Modeling social aspects of collaborative networks; A. Lucas Soares, J. Pinho de Sousa. 6.6. The organizational semiotics normative paradigm; J. Filipe. 7: An Example Roadmap. 7.1. A roadmapping methodology for strategic research on VO; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh. 7.2. A strategic roadmap for advanced Virtual organizations; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, H. Löh, F. Sturm, M. Ollus. Annexes: A.1. Authors and contributors. A.2. Method of work in thinkcreative project. Subject Index. Author Index.
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