Fundaments of Virtual Organization E-contracting

  • Lai Xu
  • Paul de Vrieze
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


E-contracts have been broadly used to improve business-to-business collaboration. Different e-contracting activities have been identified to support e-contract establishment and e-contract fulfillment. In virtual organization domain, there exist different types of virtual organizations. Each of them has different purposes, missions and goals. As an important step in a virtual organization creation process, how e-contracting activities work in different types virtual organization is still blurred. In this article we examine specific requirements of e-contracting activities for different types of virtual organization.


Business Process Virtual Organization Contract Performance Contract Enforcement Contract Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lai Xu
    • 1
  • Paul de Vrieze
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO ICT CenterAustralia

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