Understanding and Managing Shared Projects in Smes Networks

  • Carmen L. Villarreal L
  • Lionel Dupont
  • Didier Gourc
  • Hervé Pingaud
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 186)


This research work presents a management framework applied to a network of SMEs which organizes its production like a shared project Starting from a set of network definitions and considering the collective nature of their activities and the concentration on the own core competences, the study tries to specify what is expected from the management. Then, it proposes a framework to plan and manage the collaborative work using concepts coming from project and risk management theories and practices based on the results of an empirical study in a twelve SMEs network from the aeronautical sector located in Toulouse, France. A specific typology of risks that affect the operation of networks is proposed. Additionally, work planning recommendations are presented.


Project Management Management Framework Production Network Virtual Enterprise Partner Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen L. Villarreal L
    • 1
  • Lionel Dupont
    • 1
  • Didier Gourc
    • 1
  • Hervé Pingaud
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Génie IndustrielEcole des Mines d’Albi-CarmauxAlbiFrance

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