Virtual enterprises: technology foundations for the future of eCommerce

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Abstract

The software industry has already recognised the need to form associations and partnerships to best exploit niche market opportunities and deliver timely products and solutions. This can be seen in the almost daily announcements of company partnerships and memoranda of understandings. However, the technology to support such dynamic collaboration between companies is only in its early development e.g. Intranets, Extranet, GroupWare applications. The early nineties has seen the rise of ‘virtual enterprises’ which are formed as an association of service providers who collaborate to deliver a product (service). The idea being that the desired product or service cannot be developed by a single provider, hence the need to collaborate outside the boundaries of a single company. Further motivation for such virtual enterprises can be seen in the current business trend of downsizing organisation and outsourcing non-core business processes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Telework Work For All
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth European Assembly on Telework and New Ways of Working – Telework ’99
Place of PublicationDenmark
PublisherDanish Technological Institute
Pages242-252
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Assembly on Telework and New Ways of Working – Telework ’99 - Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 22 Sep 199924 Sep 1999

Conference

Conference6th European Assembly on Telework and New Ways of Working – Telework ’99
Abbreviated titleTelework ’99
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period22/09/9924/09/99

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