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Virtual Organizations

Systems and Practices

Editors: Camarinha-Matos, Luis M., Afsarmanesh, Hamideh, Ollus, Martin (Eds.)

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The area of Virtual Organizations as a main component of the new discipline of Collaborative Networks has been the focus of research globally. 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, the research in many of these cases is highly fragmented, considering that each project is focused on solving specific problems. As such, there is no effective consolidation/harmonization among them in order to have an effective impact and facilitate the interaction among the involved experts.

This book represents a contribution to the consolidation of the already vast amount of empirical knowledge and practical experience. A synthesis of results collected from the analysis of numerous projects and industry case studies is presented, with focus on: Principles and models, ICT infrastructures and tools, Implementation issues, and Case studies.

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"This book describes VOSTER, the European Virtual Organizations Cluster project … . The cover of the book promises a ‘consolidation of the already vast amount of empirical knowledge and practical experiences,’ and the book delivers on that promise. … The audience the book is written for includes all of the knowledge intelligentsia. … Considering how many disciplines are involved, the authors have done a great job of giving the reader an overview … . After reading the book, one is inspired to find out what else is out there." (Klaus K. Obermeier, Computing Reviews, April, 2005)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Brief Historical Perspective for Virtual Organizations

    Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh

    Pages 3-10

  • Base Concepts

    Mehmet Kürümlüoglu, Rita Nøstdal, Iris Karvonen

    Pages 11-28

  • Reference Models for Virtual Organisations

    Bernhard Katzy, Chunyan Zhang, Herman Löh

    Pages 45-58

  • ICT Infrastructures for VO

    Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

    Pages 83-104

  • Socio-Organizational Issues

    Yacine Rezgui, Ian Wilson, Wendy Olphert, Leela Damodaran

    Pages 187-198

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-23757-2
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-23755-8
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Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3657-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virtual Organizations
Book Subtitle
Systems and Practices
Editors
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Martin Ollus
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23757-2
DOI
10.1007/b102339
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23755-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3657-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 340
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