VirtuE: a Formal Model of Virtual Enterprises for Information Markets

D'Atri, Alessandro and Motro, Amihai (2008) VirtuE: a Formal Model of Virtual Enterprises for Information Markets. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 30 (1). p. 33-53. ISSN 09259902.

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A vital part of a modern economy is an information market. In this market, infor-mation products are being traded in countless ways. Information is bought, modified, integrated, incorporated into other products, and then sold again. Often, the manufac-turing of an information product requires the collaboration of several participants. A virtual enterprise is a community of business entities that collaborate on the manufac-turing of complex products. This collaboration is often ad hoc, for a specific product only, after which the virtual enterprise may dismantle. The virtual enterprise para-digm is particularly appealing for modeling collaborations for manufacturing informa-tion products, and in this paper we present a new model, called VirtuE, for modeling such activities. VirtuE has three principal components. First, it defines a distributed infrastructure with concepts such as members, products, inventories, and production plans. Second, it defines transactions among members, to enable collaborative pro-duction of complex products. Finally, it provides means for the instrumentation of enterprises, to measure their performance and to govern their behavior.

Item Type:Article
Research documents and activity classification:Journal Articles > Articles > Articles published in or submitted to a Journal without IF refereed / of international relevance
Divisions:Department of Business and Management
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Virtual enterprise. Information markets. Information manufacturing
MIUR Scientific Area:Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Deposited By:Silvia Capobianchi
Deposited On:28 Oct 2009 11:50
Last Modified:05 Apr 2013 22:45

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