Utilizing Value Chains and Knowledge Nets

  • Ruud Weijermars


A business process is an ordered collection of activities, designed to offer value to the customer by transforming inputs into outputs. You cannot eat or grow money. But with an appropriate investment for ‘branding’, you can turn grandma’s cookies into a handsome profitable business. The value chain concept views your business process as a system of interconnected exchanges of tangibles that result in added value. Alternatively, the concept of value creation in your organization can be viewed as a structured set of knowledge exchanges through knowledge nets, designed and managed to deliver products and services with an added value (NGOs, Academia, Government) or a competitive advantage (Business and Industry).


Business Process Asset Manager Aggregation Layer Tangible Asset Hierarchical Layer 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited  2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeotechnologyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Alboran Energy ConsultantsDelftThe Netherlands

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