Strategic Use of Virtual Organization

Strategic Use of Virtual Organization

Jinyoul Lee (State University of New York at Binghamton, USA), Mike (Tae-In) Eom (State University of New York at Binghamton, USA) and Bonn-Oh Kim (Seattle University, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-285-5.ch006
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Abstract

This chapter investigates strategic use of virtual organizations in the context of the new premise, desocialization. Desocialization refers to the alternative way of socialization because traditional interaction with other human players become less frequent in virtual space and re-illuminates the meaning of ontological and epistemological existence of virtual organizations. Drawn from the literature review, the three-stage model of virtual organizations (lifecycle) is proposed to entail the ontological and epistemological meaning to virtual organization. Dynamic interactions between stages (dynamic view) are also described to intensify the importance of each stage for virtual organizations to mature as meaningful organizations. Then, the dynamic view of virtual organization is examined in terms of resource heterogeneity and immobility (VRIO analysis) to gain insight into how virtual organizations are developed to sustain competitive advantages. Implication and conclusion of our endeavor are discussed at the end.

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Acknowledgments
Michelle W.L. Fong
Chapter 1
Farhad Daneshgar, Pradeep Ray, Fethi Rabhi, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Molli, Claude Godart
The world is witnessing a dramatic increase in the availability of knowledge and information due to the proliferation of the Internet. Virtual... Sample PDF
Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure and Methods for Virtual Enterprises
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Chapter 2
David Mayrhofer, Andrea Back
This chapter delivers results of ongoing research activities regarding workplace e-collaboration and is based on theoretical findings, analysis of... Sample PDF
Workplace e-Collaboration in Practice: Practice Guidelines for Implementing e-Collaboration in Organizations
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Chapter 3
Frank Goethals, Jacques Vandenbulcke, Wilfried Lemahieu
The Web services paradigm promises well for the future of Business-to-Business integration (B2Bi). Currently, however, this paradigm is still in its... Sample PDF
Using Web Services in Business-to-Business Integration
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Ramesh Subramanian, Brian Goodman
Peer-to-peer (or “P2P”) computing has aggressively moved to the center-stage of the computing field in recent years. “P2P computing” emphasizes the... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Corporate Resource Sharing and Distribution with Mesh
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Norbert Gronau
Regarding the growing task distribution in the area of design and product development (engineering), the idea of communities gets more importance... Sample PDF
Collaborative Engineering Communities- Architecture and Integration Approaches
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Chapter 6
Jinyoul Lee, Mike (Tae-In) Eom, Bonn-Oh Kim
This chapter investigates strategic use of virtual organizations in the context of the new premise, desocialization. Desocialization refers to the... Sample PDF
Strategic Use of Virtual Organization
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Chapter 7
Jan Frick
This chapter describes two successful virtual organizations and tries to extract features that may have a role in their success. The first, TESA, is... Sample PDF
Successful Virtual Organizations as Collaboration Networks: Descriptions and Experiences from Two Norwegian Examples
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Chapter 8
Jerzy Kisielnicki
The chapter is devoted to the subject the transformation of SMEs due to the application of Information Technology (IT). These enterprises, despite... Sample PDF
Virtualization as a Process of Transformation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Global Virtual Organization
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Chapter 9
Michelle W.L. Fong
The Internet has brought a new dimension to the way we communicate and exchange information and collaborate in work processes. Although this medium... Sample PDF
Impact of Activities in the Virtual Environment
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T. Lertrusdachakul, A. Taguchi, T. Aoki, H. Yasuda
This chapter introduces the seamless multiparty videoconferencing system focusing on the realistic sensation domain. It argues that gaze and gesture... Sample PDF
Seamless Multiparty Videoconference
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Georg Peters, Tobias Lang, Mike Lie
In this chapter we present results of a project in the field of groupware systems. Munich University of Applied Sciences has set up an initiative... Sample PDF
ITFG: Design and Experience with a Groupware System
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Moh’d A. Radaideh, Sharaf S. Horani, Harmain M. Harmain
This chapter argues that traditional school administration systems should change and adopt more sophisticated electronic school administration... Sample PDF
E-School Administration Systems
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