The emerging paradigm of collaborative networked organizations (CNOs), or simply collaborative networks, represents a dynamic and multidisciplinary research and development area for which a number of research results are available from many international and national projects. A large number of practical application experiments and pilot cases also provide evidence on what works and what still remains as a challenge for CNOs. The fast evolution of 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. There is, however, an urgent need to start more consolidated and holistic research strategies to support proper developments in this area. This book includes a comprehensive set of recommendations from the multi-disciplines involved in CNOs, towards the establishment of a research agenda for emerging collaborative networks. These recommendations are the result of a 30-month initiative, the THINKcreative project, involving more than 250 experts and visionaries from academia, research, and industry. Collaborative Networked Organizations provides valuable elements for research strategy planners, decision-makers at research funding organizations, group leaders in research institutions, and heads of research departments in companies interested in research and innovative development activities in the area of e-business and collaborative networks. Furthermore, the book can also provide valuable direction to PhD advisors and PhD students to focus their research themes.
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Table of Contents
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 andmoral 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.