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On the classification and management of Virtual Organisation Breeding Environments


  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos


Wide variety of domains and applications have identified the need for collaboration among heterogeneous, autonomous and geographically disperse organisations. Virtual Organisations (VOs) represent a main form of network for goal-oriented and opportunity driven collaborations. Effective creation of dynamic VOs requires proper breeding environments. After introducing the base for collaborative-networked organisations, the concept of breeding environment for virtual organisations is presented, key elements of this environment are identified, and a semi-typology is established. Furthermore, the requirements for a Virtual organisations Breeding Environment (VBE) support management system are addressed, identifying its initial information/knowledge modelling needs and functionalities, towards a new generation of information systems for collaborative environments.

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  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh & Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, 2009. "On the classification and management of Virtual Organisation Breeding Environments," International Journal of Information Technology and Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 8(3), pages 234-259.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijitma:v:8:y:2009:i:3:p:234-259

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