Virtual organizations : The key dimensions

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Academia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges 2000: Next Generation Enterprises: Virtual Organizations and Mobile/Pervasive Technologies, AIWORC 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3-8
ISBN (Print)0769506283, 9780769506289
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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TitleAcademia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges, AIWORC 2000
PlaceUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period27 - 29 April 2000

Abstract

By analyzing the practice of contemporary organizations, this paper explores the concept of virtuality as a nature of organizations. Drawing on research in organizational science and information systems, it proposes a framework containing six critical dimensions, which may be used as a basis to characterize, study and compare virtual organizations. These critical dimensions are purpose, connectivity, technology, boundary, business process and people. Two cases of virtual organizations are described to illustrate the concepts involved. Implications of this study and further research recommendations in this area are discussed at the end of the paper. This paper contributes to the conceptual discussion of virtual organizations and provides some important insights useful in the design of virtual organizations and the transformation of traditional organizations into virtual organizations.

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Virtual organizations : The key dimensions. / Shao, Y. P.; Lee, M. K O; Liao, S. Y.

Proceedings - Academia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges 2000: Next Generation Enterprises: Virtual Organizations and Mobile/Pervasive Technologies, AIWORC 2000. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2000. p. 3-8 843264.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review