Virtualization as a Process of Transformation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Global Virtual Organization

Virtualization as a Process of Transformation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Global Virtual Organization

Jerzy Kisielnicki (Warsaw University, Poland)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-285-5.ch008
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Abstract

The chapter is devoted to the subject the transformation of SMEs due to the application of Information Technology (IT). These enterprises, despite their significant position in local economies, had limited possibilities while competing with large-scale enterprises (LSE) on the global market. Consequently, their role more and more often was reduced to the role of satellites. The use of IT has allowed SMEs to transform into virtual organizations and in this form succeed in the global market. The author has focused on the analysis of the following problems: virtualization as a direction of the development of SME, analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, and new opportunities and risks face medium-scale small construction enterprise that, by using information technology and creating a virtual organization, was able to defeat a large-scale enterprise (LSE) in an international tender for construction of a hotel complex.

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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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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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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
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E-School Administration Systems
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