A framework for computer-assisted creation of dynamic virtual organisations

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos (Corresponding Author), Ana Inês Oliveira, Michele Sesana, Nathalie Galeano, Damjan Demsar, Fabiano Baldo, Toni Jarimo

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Being able to rapidly react to a collaboration opportunity (CO) in the fast changing market conditions is a key requirement for dynamic virtual organisations (VOs). One way to make the process of VO creation agile is assuming a context of a virtual organisation breeding environment (VBE), which operates like an alliance of organisations, guaranteeing the preparedness of its members to engage in dynamic virtual organisations to rapidly respond to a collaboration opportunity. The process for VO creation discussed here consists of a computer assisted framework to aid organisations namely in finding suitable collaboration opportunities and characterise them; making a plan for the VO that fulfils the CO requirements; and finding the right partners to accomplish the necessary actions. All these tasks are accompanied by a negotiation process either in terms of selecting the best partners or in reaching agreements on the details of the VO.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4661-4690
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Collaboration
  • Negotiation
  • Partners search
  • Virtual organisation
  • Virtual organisation breeding environment
  • Virtual organisation creation
  • VO characterisation


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