Cross Border Enterprises: Virtual and Extended!

  • Ingrid Hunt
  • Alexandra Augusta Pereira Klen
  • Jiangang Zhang
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


Many industries today are facing the challenge of the concept of the “survival of the fittest”. In order to achieve success and market share enterprises must quickly adopt new ideas and concepts. Presently, cross border enterprises is the emerging topic for business and manufacturing research and application. Cross border enterprise can be seen as the broad name for two new manufacturing paradigms, the Extended Enterprise and the Virtual Enterprise.


Cross Border Enterprise Extended Enterprise Virtual Enterprise EDI. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Hunt
    • 1
  • Alexandra Augusta Pereira Klen
    • 2
  • Jiangang Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.CIMRU (Computer Integrated Manufacturing Research Unit)University College GalwayIreland
  2. 2.GRUCON (Research and Training Group in the Areas of Numerical Control and Manufacturing Automation)Federal University of Santa CatarinaBrazil
  3. 3.CIMRU, (Computer Integrated Manufacturing Research Unit)University College GalwayIreland

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