Managing Virtual Web Organizations in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges: Issues and Challenges

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Franke, Ulrich J.
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2001 M07 1 - 368 pages
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As the concept and use of virtual organizations grows, it is necessary to gain a better understanding of how the virtual economy operates. Managing Virtual Web Organizations in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges provides a guideline of how to manage virtual organizations, by introducing the concept, explaining the management theories behind the concept and presenting practical examples of successfully operating virtual organizations.


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Chapter I The CompetenceBased View on the Management of Virtual Web Organizations
Chapter II Which Way Is Forward? Direction and Control in Virtual Space
Balancing Between Identity and Innovation
Chapter IV The Metamorphosis to Dynamic Trading Networks and Virtual Corporations
Chapter V The Virtual WebBased Supply Chain
Chapter VI Towards a Framework for Managing the Businessto Business eCommerce Chain
Cases Features and Success Factors
Chapter VIII Web Organizations in the Professional Services Sector
An Experimental Program Aimed at Supporting SMEs in Depressed Areas of Italy
Chapter XII Applying a Core Competence Approach in Virtual Enterprise Formation
Chapter XIII Managing Dynamic Virtual Enterprises Using FIPA Agents
Chapter XIV A Planning and Scheduling Methodology for the Virtual Enterprise
Chapter XV A Basic Approach Towards Cost Accounting for Virtual Web Organizations
Basic Procedural Indications and Practical Application
Chapter XVII What Regulation for Virtual Organizations?
About the Authors

Chapter IX A Survey of Distributed Information Management Approaches for Virtual Enterprise Infrastructures
Special Issues and Possible Solutions of Managing Virtual Web Organizations
Its Dynamic Position in the Spectrum of Manufacturing Collaborations

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About the author (2001)

Ulrich J. Franke is a researcher at Cranfield University, England. He has extensive international work experience in the field of logistics management. He has worked for major German blue-chip companies, with his latest position as the head of logistics of a manufacturing company. He holds German degrees in economics and business information systems. Additionally he received an MBA degree from Oxford Brookes University and a PhD in organizational theory from Cranfield School of Management. Presently, he is at Cranfield School of Management and conducting comprehensive research in the management of virtual organizations. [Editor]

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