Part 1: Introduction
2. Towards New Frontiers:CrossWork
Part 2: Business, Organization and Architecture
3. Business Aspect
4. Organization Aspect
5. Architecture Aspect
Part 3: CrossWork Technology
6. Goal Decomposition and Team Formation
7. Business Process Composition
8. Business Process Enactment
9. The User Perspective
10.Domain Knowledge Integration
Part 4: Case Studies
11.Automotive Industry Case Studies
12.Comparable Approaches to IVE
Part 5: Conclusion
Dynamic Business Process Formation fuses practical needs with theoretical input to present important research innovations in supporting Instant Virtual Enterprises (IVEs). This new organization type brings a combination of business dynamism and explicit business process structure to domains where on-the-fly formation of well-organized business networks is required to deal with the complexity of new products or services under high time pressure.
This book contains the main results of the IST CrossWork project, and, importantly, looks beyond the boundaries of this project and sources input from related projects and general trends in collaborative enterprises and the automotive industry.
Both the business and technical aspects of Virtual Enterprise coordination are covered within the modular structure of the book, which enables readers from different backgrounds to benefit from the book according to their interests.
Presents important research innovations for analyzing business opportunities to form virtual enterprises
Demonstrates the application of advanced conceptual and technological contributions in the field of interorganizational information systems to real industrial case studies
Has a modular design with general and specialized chapters, so that it will appeal to people from scientific, technical and business/consulting backgrounds