Market of resources as a virtual enterprise integration enabler

Maria Manuela Cunha, Goran D. Putnik, Angappa Gunasekaran, Paulo Ávila

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The search for increased competitiveness and efficiency during the last decade resulted in several organizational approaches that presented flexibility as a main characteristic. Some of these approaches rely on dynamically reconfigurable partnerships in permanent alignment with the market and strongly supported by information and communication technology, with the agile/virtual enterprise (A/VE) organizational model as a leading example. Several technologies and valuable applications have been developed to support some of these emerging models, however, the full potential of the A/VE model requires an environment coping with its requirements, and the Market of Resources concept is defended as a solution for virtual enterprise (VE) integration. The chapter discusses the requirements for the A/VE model and introduces the global structure and functionalities of the Market of Resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVirtual Enterprise Integration
Subtitle of host publicationTechnological and Organizational Perspectives
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781591404057
StatePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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