VirtuE: a Formal Model of Virtual Enterprises for Information Markets

D'Atri, Alessandro and Motro, Amihai (2005) VirtuE: a Formal Model of Virtual Enterprises for Information Markets. [Technical Report]. George Mason University. p. 25.

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A vital part of a modern economy is an information market. In this market, information products are being traded in countless ways. Information is bought, modified, integrated, incorporated into other products, and then sold again. Often, the manufacturing of an information product requires the collaboration of several participants. A virtual enterprise is a community of business entities that collaborate on the manufacturing of complex products. This collaboration is often ad hoc, for a specific product only, after which the virtual enterprise may dismantle. The virtual enterprise paradigm is particularly appealing for modeling collaborations for manufacturing information 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 production of complex products. Finally, it provides means for the instrumentation of enterprises, to measure their performance and to govern their behavior.

Item Type: Report / Paper (Technical Report)
Research documents and activity classification: Working Papers > Non-Refereed Working Papers / of national relevance only
Divisions: Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gestione - Informatica applicata - Impresa virtuale - Mercato delle informazioni - Virtual enterprise - Information markets - Information manufacturing
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 09 - Industrial and Information Engineering > ING-IND/35 Engineering and Management
DOI: ISE-TR-05-05
Deposited by: Chiara Annulli (admin)
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2009 09:44
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 23:09

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