Title: The agile enterprise: assessing the technology management issues

Authors: Alistair Campbell

Addresses: Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Paisley, High Street, Paisley PAl 2BE, Scotland, UK

Abstract: Research into the virtual business organisation suggests that what are currently held to be examples of virtual business activity do not in fact constitute a new business model. This paper outlines the different models of virtual business organisation in the literature and describes the enterprise web as an agile enterprise model that allows companies to rapidly adopt and exploit the latest technologies and processes. The paper assesses the agile enterprise web as a new organisational paradigm, and identifies some of the dominant technology management issues that will determine the success of this organisational model.

Keywords: agile enterprise; human resources; information sharing; innovation; organisational model; virtual business; virtual organisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1998.002595

International Journal of Technology Management, 1998 Vol.15 No.1/2, pp.82-95

Published online: 29 Jul 2003 *

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