Virtual Organizations in Practice: A European Perspective
From Virtual Communities
Aisha Abuelmaatti - University of Salford, Yacine Rezgui - University of Salford
The paper reports results from a European Union (EU) project dedicated to Virtual Organization (VO) research. It aims to consolidate VO reference models and related modeling methodologies based on experiences acquired in thirty relevant EU-funded research projects. The research reveals the complex reality of deployment and adoption of VO practices and identifies a number of organizational, legal, economic, socio-cultural, and technical challenges faced by VOs, presented in the form of open questions for the research community.
Virtual Organizations, Virtual Teams, Culture, Legal Aspects, Economic Factors, Technology.