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Application of Collaboration Moderator Service in Pharmaceutical Industry: A Collaborative Drug Discovery Use Case

  • Rahul Swarnkar
  • Jennifer A. Harding
  • Bishnu P. Das
  • Robert I. Young
  • S. Krishna Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 5)

Abstract

Knowledge intensive industries benefit immensely from collaborative projects in virtual organisations. However the complexities of the business processes increase with the interdependencies. Successful operations of virtual organisations depends heavily on knowledge sharing among the partners as this is essential for improving the quality of decisions taken by the participating members. Collaboration moderators are specialist applications designed to address issues related to knowledge sharing and to provide functionality to raise awareness. This paper describes such a collaboration moderator service to aid collaborative drug discovery in a pharmaceutical virtual organisation.

Keywords

Collaboration moderator service Drug discovery Knowledge intensive sector Knowledge sharing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahul Swarnkar
    • 1
  • Jennifer A. Harding
    • 1
  • Bishnu P. Das
    • 1
  • Robert I. Young
    • 1
  • S. Krishna Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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