Market of Resources: Exploitation and Future Trends

Market of Resources: Exploitation and Future Trends

Maria Manuela Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado, Portugal) and Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-010-3.ch011
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Abstract

Electronic Marketplaces (e marketplaces) appear to be a promising solution to B2B e-commerce, however its role, as well as the role of other solutions we have identified that can be used to help or to partially support A/VE integration, must go beyond helping to identify suppliers, improving the efficiency of purchasing transactions, etc., as also confirmed by several credible analysts and information technology research sources. Simultaneously, and considering the perspective of the recent virtual enterprise models, we could not see any other environment to cope with its requirements than the integrated environments as the one we are proposing: a Market of Resources or similar solutions. In this chapter we analyze the context in which the Market of Resources appears, identifying favorable existing conditions and reviewing forecasts by credible analysts and consultancy houses, present a SWOT1 analysis, present some critical success factors associated with the exploitation of the Market of Resources, identify the targeted users, and finally explore some potential opportunities and expected benefits. This chapter also identifies the opportunities for the Market of Resources, presenting the e-marketplaces’ evolution, the failure of the first generation of e-marketplaces and presenting some research forecasts for B2B Internet-based transactions. In addition, it highlights the main strengths and weaknesses of the Market of Resources’ ability to support the A/VE model requirements and the main opportunities and threats associated to its exploitation, using a SWOT analysis. This chapter presents the set of critical success factors for the Market of Resources, their definition or explanation and the competitive advantage that each critical success factor confers. It identifies the target users of the Market of Resources and reflects on the opportunities and expected benefits presented by the creation of the Market of Resources to its targeted users and to the implementation of the A/VE organisational model. Finally, it presents some conclusions and future trends.

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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Goran D. Putnik
Chapter 1
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Before introducing the Agile/Virtual Enterprise organizational model and all the concepts underlying the topic of Agile/Virtual Enterprise... Sample PDF
Business Requirements and Background
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Chapter 2
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In this chapter the most relevant and most discussed virtual enterprise models are introduced in a broader sense: the Supply Chain Management... Sample PDF
A Review on Virtual Enterprise Models
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Chapter 3
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Chapter III presents the BM_Virtual Enterprise (BM_VE) model, as an Agile/Virtual Enterprise, in total or partial conformance with the BM_Virtual... Sample PDF
BM_Virtual Enterprise as an Agile/Virtual Enterprise Model
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Chapter 4
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This chapter introduces the requirements for Agile/Virtual Enterprise (A/VE) integration, discusses reconfigurability dynamics and business... Sample PDF
Requirements for Agile/Virtual Enterprise Intetgration
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Chapter 5
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A review of VE integration-related literature reveals that although considerable research has been undertaken focusing on selection of cooperation... Sample PDF
The Proposal of a Market of Resources
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Chapter 6
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“The introduction of reliable, low-cost electronic computers into the economy was the most revolutionary technical innovation of the twentieth... Sample PDF
Information and Communication Technologies: Current Developments
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Chapter 7
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Since the mid-nineties, a considerable number of research and development projects and industrial initiatives have been undertaken to define... Sample PDF
Traditional Technologies to Support Agile/Virtual Enterprise Integration
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Chapter 8
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This chapter presents a complete specification of the Market of Resources, to allow a complete understanding of how is this environment able to... Sample PDF
The Organizational Model for a Market of Resources
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Chapter 9
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In earlier chapters we have presented the main information and communication technologies and applications that can be used to implement... Sample PDF
Development o the Market of Resources
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Chapter 10
Performance Analysis  (pages 308-345)
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Chapter VII discussed how traditional Internet-based technologies could support Agile/Virtual Enterprise integration. Chapter VIII presented the... Sample PDF
Performance Analysis
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Chapter 11
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Electronic Marketplaces (e marketplaces) appear to be a promising solution to B2B e-commerce, however its role, as well as the role of other... Sample PDF
Market of Resources: Exploitation and Future Trends
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