Enterprises cooperate more extensively with other enterprises during the entire product life cycle. Temporary alliances between various enterprises emerge such as those in virtual enterprises. However, many enterprises experience difficulties in the formation and operation of virtual enterprises, especially concerning integration issues. This paper aims to lay down an architectural framework to support the set-up and operation of virtual enterprises. It supports virtual enterprise engineering. The framework might also be used to identify and position issues that play a role in the set-up and operation of virtual enterprises. As such, it is useful to classify research projects on virtual enterprises as well.
|Title of host publication||E-work and E-commerce, Novel solutions and practices for a global networked economy|
|Editors||B. Stanford-Smith, E. Chiozza|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||eBeW2001 - Venice, Italy|
Duration: 17 Oct 2001 → 19 Oct 2001
|Period||17/10/2001 → 19/10/2001|