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The agile virtual enterprise : cases, metrics, tools

Author: H T Goranson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1999.
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"New ways to manage change and to compete in a rapidly changing business environment are emerging under the concept of the agile enterprise. Most agile are the virtual enterprises, organizations that can reconfigure themselves quickly and temporarily in response to a challenge, then dissolve or transmute into something else. How do they do this and how can you help your organization do it too? And what are the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H T Goranson
ISBN: 1567202640 9781567202649
OCLC Number: 40675144
Description: xvii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Why Study the Agile Virtual Enterprise? --
Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. An Historical Example --
Ch. 3. The Social Factor --
Ch. 4. Cultural Memes --
Ch. 5. Empirical Principles of AVEs --
Ch. 6. Agility and the Defense Industry --
Ch. 7. Definitions --
Ch. 8. What Agility Is Not --
Ch. 9. Issues --
Ch. 10. The Agile Virtual Enterprise Reference Model --
Ch. 11. Communicative Acts and Information Theory --
Ch. 12. Examples --
Ch. 13. Trust --
Ch. 14. Summary and Tools.
Responsibility: H.T. Goranson.

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This text introduces the emerging concept of the agile virtual organization and provides a metric to help executives assess organizations by its many important criteria.  Read more...

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