E-Business and Virtual Enterprises - Managing Business-to-Business Cooperation (International Federation For Information Processing Volume 184)
Ifip Working Conference on Infrastructures for Virtual Organizations 2, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Richardo J. Rabelo, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Luis Camarinha-Matos, Ricardo J. RabeloISBN: 0792372050;
The fast progress in computer networks and their wide availability is complemented with on one hand the "explosion" of mobile computing and on the other hand the trends in the direction of ubiquitous computing. The merger of these technologies acts as a powerful enabler for new forms of highly dynamic collaborative organizations and the emergence of new business practices. Early efforts in the area of virtual enterprises (VE) were strongly constrained by the need to design and develop horizontal infrastructures aimed at supporting the basic collaboration needs of consortia of enterprises. Current trends, however, are more and more directed to the development of new vertical business models and corresponding support tools. In parallel to these efforts, after the first euphoria of the E-commerce wave and the disappointments caused by some simplistic approaches then adopted, there is a shift towards Business-to-Business solutions, as a way to effectively enable E-commerce. This is...
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