How Innovative are Virtual Enterprises?

D'Atri, Alessandro and Barbini, Francesco Maria (2005) How Innovative are Virtual Enterprises? In: Information systems in a rapidly changing economy: Proceedings of the Thirteenth European Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, Regensburg, p. 1091-1102. ISBN 3-937195-09-2.


Bartmann, D.

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The virtual enterprise is usually cited as an innovative inter-organizational configuration. Is it possible to justify and to assert the innovativeness of virtual enterprises just by claiming that they are made up of innovative “elements”? Is a sum of innovative features making the resulting system innovative too? This contribution will investigate the conditions and the situations in which a virtual enterprise can be regarded as innovative from an organizational point of view. In addition, a comparison with other inter-firm cooperation configurations (e.g. extended enterprise, digital districts, inter-organizational projects) will point out the most innovative features characterizing the virtual enterprise.

Item Type:Monograph Section
Research documents and activity classification:Book Sections > Monograph's chapters
Divisions:Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gestione - Informatica applicata - Impresa virtuale - Virtual enterprise - Cooperation among SMEs - e-Business innovation - Comparison of interorganizational configurations - ECIS 2005
MIUR Scientific Area:Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
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Deposited On:25 Feb 2009 11:46
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