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Developing IT-enabled virtual enterprises in construction

  • A. Grilo
  • L. T. Almeida
  • M. P. Betts
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Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

The achievement of IT-enabled virtual enterprises in construction is a fundamental step in order to raise productivity within construction projects, and therefore reduce costs, reduce lead times, and raise quality. Based on the patterns of successful IT-enabled virtual enterprises on manufacturing and service industries, this paper analyses what constraints and facilitates the initiation and development of electronic links within construction virtual enterprises.

Keywords

Construction virtual enterprises electronic links networks 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Grilo
    • 1
  • L. T. Almeida
    • 2
  • M. P. Betts
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SalfordSalfordUK
  2. 2.Instituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.University of SalfordSalfordUK

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