Various Kinds of Networks of Partners: A Proposal for a Classification Scheme

ICORD 11: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Research into Design Engineering, Bangalore, India, 10.-12.01.2011

Year: 2011
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Maranzana,Nicolas; Gartiser,Nathalie; Caillaud,Emmanuel
Section: Design Collaboration and Communication
Page(s): 719-727


In order to be competitive in the current industrial context, companies need to refocus their efforts on key activities and skills where they have an edge over competitors. For all the component parts of their overall performance, they must support close relationships with other firms. In this paper, we present and characterize the various organization modes allowing companies to assemble. Furthermore, we propose a classification of network-based organization modes

Keywords: Network, Design, Learning, Innovation, Organization.


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