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Enriching Collaboration Among Eastern European SMEs Through Dedicated Virtual Platform

Potentials, Needs, and Research Challenges
  • Ali Imtiaz
  • Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 283)

In the wake of Globalization, the Eastern European small and medium size manufacturers (SME) are facing ever-increasing competition from the larger and multi-national players. Collaboration with other companies may be the only economical way to overcome this challenge. In most cases, these communities are formed due to favourable socio-economic conditions found in a specific geographical area. Therefore, a specialized approach needs to be developed to cater the possible interactions for related SMEs in a specific industrial sector; this is only possible through an affordable collaboration platform. This article will present a research approach and the relevant challenges for the development and introduction of a collaboration tool based upon open source capabilities with industry specific business process functionalities.

Keywords

Business Process Business Model Industrial Cluster Virtual Enterprise Enterprise Resource Planning 
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© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Imtiaz
    • 1
  • Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for Operations Management (FIR) at Aachen University of TechnologyGermany
  2. 2.Bremen Institute of Industrial Engineering and Applied Work ScienceGermany

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