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New Shop Floor Control Approaches for Virtual Enterprises


  • Luís Ribeiro

    () (UNINOVA, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon)

  • José Barata

    () (FCT-Universidade Nova de Lisboa)


The virtual enterprise paradigm seems a fit response to face market instability and the volatile nature of business opportunities increasing enterprise’s interest in similar forms of networked organisations. The dynamic environment of a virtual enterprise requires that partners in the consortium own reconfigurable shop floors. This paper presents new approaches to shop floor control that meet the requirements of the new industrial paradigms and argues on work re-organization at shop floor level.

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  • Luís Ribeiro & José Barata, 2006. "New Shop Floor Control Approaches for Virtual Enterprises," Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, vol. 2(2), pages 39-52, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:ieu:journl:v:2:y:2006:i:2:p:39-52

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    1. Rusmevichientong, Paat & Van Roy, Benjamin, 2003. "Decentralized decision-making in a large team with local information," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 43(2), pages 266-295, May.
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