Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks

IFIP TC 5 Working Group 5.5 Eighth IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises September 10–12, 2007, Guimarães, Portugal

ISBN: 978-1-4757-0564-5 (Print) 978-0-387-73798-0 (Online)

Table of contents (73 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Trust Aspects in Collaboration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-14

      Towards Establishing Trust Relationships among Organizations in VBEs

    3. Chapter

      Pages 15-22

      Fostering R&D Collaboration — The Interplay of Trust, Appropriability and Absorptive Capacity

    4. Chapter

      Pages 23-30

      Trust Building in Collaborative Networked Organizations Supported by Communities of Practice

  3. Performance and Value Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

    2. Chapter

      Pages 33-42

      Measuring Collaboration Performance in Virtual Organizations

    3. Chapter

      Pages 43-52

      A Conceptual Model for Virtual Breeding Environments Value Systems

    4. Chapter

      Pages 53-64

      Towards a Conceptual Model of Value Systems in Collaborative Networks

  4. Collaboration Network Analysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65

    2. Chapter

      Pages 67-74

      Network Analysis by the Codesnet Approach

    3. Chapter

      Pages 75-82

      Assessment of Collaborative Networks Structural Stability

    4. Chapter

      Pages 83-90

      A Decision Support Framework for Collaborative Networks

  5. VO Breeding Environment Enablers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91

    2. Chapter

      Pages 93-102

      Towards Governance Rules and Bylaws for Virtual Breeding Environments

    3. Chapter

      Pages 103-110

      Enabling Virtual Organizations in a Technological District

    4. Chapter

      Pages 111-122

      In Search for an Innovative Business Model or How to be Successful in the Nowadays Business Environment

    5. Chapter

      Pages 123-134

      The Role of Universities Developing New Collaborative Environments: Analysing the Virtuelle Fabrik, Swiss Microtech and the Tenet Group

  6. Elements of Breeding Environments Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135

    2. Chapter

      Pages 137-146

      Ontology Engineering in Virtual Breeding Environments

    3. Chapter

      Pages 147-154

      Causal Cross-Impact Analysis as Strategic Planning Aid for Virtual Organisation Breeding Environments

    4. Chapter

      Pages 155-162

      Assessing the Value of Mediators in Collaborative Business Networks

  7. VO Creation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163

    2. Chapter

      Pages 165-178

      A Computer-Assisted VO Creation Framework

    3. Chapter

      Pages 179-186

      Collaboration Opportunity Finder

    4. Chapter

      Pages 187-196

      An Ontology-Based Approach for Selecting Performance Indicators for Partners Suggestion

    5. Chapter

      Pages 197-206

      Multiple Criteria Partner Selection in Virtual Enterprises

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