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Autonomous VOs management based on industry 4.0: a systematic literature review

Abstract

The virtual organization (VO) emerged intending to improve products and services in a globalized environment through collaborative work between organizations of different kinds. There is abundant literature around this topic for more than ten years. Today, with the mandatory trend of digital transformation, the aim is to redefine VO concepts and study them in the context of Industry 4.0. This paper will study the evolution of VO, from its beginnings (2010) to 2020, with a systematic literature review (SLR). This SLR will be quantified by a meta-analysis, which will allow an orderly view of the findings found. The objective is to find all the studies that have been carried out on VO frameworks based on Industry 4.0, collaborative works, and autonomous processes.

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Lopez, CP., Aguilar, J. & Santorum, M. Autonomous VOs management based on industry 4.0: a systematic literature review. J Intell Manuf (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10845-021-01850-8

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Keywords

  • Virtual Organization
  • Industry 4.0
  • Inter-organizational collaboration
  • Digital organizational transformation