Collaborative Networks: A Mechanism for Enterprise Agility and Resilience

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 7)


The collaborative networks paradigm, particularly when focusing the rapid formation of consortia, represents an important mechanism to support enterprises’ agility and resilience in turbulent business environments. By dynamically combining the best fitting set of competencies and resources, communities of enterprises can be reshaped in different organizational forms, in order to cope with unexpected changes and disruptions, while also seeking to take advantage of new business opportunities. In this context, this paper provides a brief survey of the area, summarizing the main classes of collaborative networks, current state of developments, and challenges ahead.


Collaborative networks Agility Resilience Business sustainability 



This work has been partly funded by the European Commission through the Project GloNet: Glocal enterprise network focusing on customer-centric collaboration (Grant Agreement No. 285273). The author wishes to acknowledge the Commission for their support. He also wishes to acknowledge with gratitude and appreciation to all the GloNet Project partners for their contribution during the development of various ideas and concepts presented in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyNew University of LisbonMonte CaparicaPortugal

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