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Identification of Forms and Components of VO Inheritance

  • Iris Karvonen
  • Iiro Salkari
  • Martin Ollus
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)

Abstract

Virtual Organizations (VO) are created from a VO Breeding Environment (VBE) or a network, to serve a specific task. In addition to the task-based value the VO and its participants gain valuable experience and create other types of assets. Most often this achieved value is not saved. It is distributed, not managed and sometimes not even identified. The practise of presenting and reusing the common experience and other non-proprietary assets created in the VO is called here “VO inheritance”. VO inheritance aims to enrich the VBE “bag of assets”, thus improving the preparedness of the VBE for business opportunities. The added value, or the contents of the VO inheritance, is called here “VO heritage”. The paper identifies different forms and components of VO heritage. The identification uses previous development of “lessons learnt” in project management field, and a collection of views of SMEs operating in collaborative networks.

Keywords

Social Capital Intellectual Capital Business Opportunity Customer Relationship Virtual Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iris Karvonen
    • 1
  • Iiro Salkari
    • 1
  • Martin Ollus
    • 1
  1. 1.VTT Industrial SystemsFinland

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