Title: Setting up e-platforms for collaboration in SME contexts

Authors: Rosanna Fornasiero, Andrea Zangiacomi

Addresses: Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, National Research Council, Milan, Italy. ' Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, National Research Council, Milan, Italy

Abstract: This paper aims to investigate how improvements in different collaborative SMEs contexts can be eased by applying a common methodology. Considering that a large amount of different management aspects are involved in the configuration of collaborative environments, multiple management methods are proposed to support companies in establishing their networks. A common roadmap is applied to four case studies to support implementation of ICT applications. The methodology can be extended and applied to other European virtual enterprises different in branches and cultural background.

Keywords: virtual enterprise; performance measurement; ICT platforms; organisational modelling; SME; collaboration; e-business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2006.008152

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2006 Vol.8 No.1, pp.77 - 92

Published online: 21 Nov 2005 *

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