A Framework for Implementing Virtual Collaborative Networks Case Study on Automobile Components Production Industry

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In the recent century, economic experts predict that virtual enterprises as a new method in production will revolutionize the world economy. These enterprises are composed of small companies which are sometimes competitors. They take most advantage from the market opportunity and are able to compete with large companies. So some frameworks have been introduced for implementing this type of collaboration; although none of them has been standardized completely.  In this paper at first, we review the life cycle of virtual collaborative networks and specify some instances that need to be standardized of implementation. Then by using B2B's communication technologies, a framework is suggested for implementing virtual collaborative networks. Finally, based on that suggestion, as a case study, we design a virtual collaborative network in automobile components production industry and implement a primary sample of it.
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Virtual Collaborative Networks; Virtual Enterprise; Distributed Business Process

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