Management, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 16-27; DOI: 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11002 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11002

Fundamental Modeling of Virtual Organization (VO) Implementation for Digital Edge Business Needs

Management, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec  2017, Pages 16-27.

DOI: 10.31058/j.mana.2017.11002

Md. Sadique Shaikh 1* , Safeena Khan, Tanvir Begum 1

1 Institute of Management & Science (IMS), Sakegaon-Bhusawal, M.S, India

Received: 24 November 2017; Accepted: 26 December 2017; Published: 21 January 2018

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Mowshowitz used the term Virtual Organization for the first time in 1986. Since then, there has been a lot of research on this type of networked organizations and how they will revolutionize the way we work in the 21st Century. There are numerous definitions of a VO because many authors and research groups use their own definition for their work. In the book The Virtual Corporation, (Davidow& Malone, 1992) presented one of the first extensive approaches to the subject. The focus for their conception of a Virtual Corporation relates to the concept of a Virtual Product. The ideal virtual product according to them was a product or service that is produced instantaneously and customized in response to customer demand. Throughout this paper we had presented different approaches to the subject based on the literature, and try to give an overview of the modeling of a Virtual Organization. In the literature, there exist various synonyms to the term Virtual Organization: Virtual Corporation (VC), Virtual Enterprise (VE) and Virtual Company (VCo) are all related to the same concept of co-operation between different organizations or individuals.


Virtual Organization, Virtual Corporation, Virtual Company, VO Modeling, VO Designing, E-Business, VOD, VCM


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Performance and performance improvement are two of the central interests of business management. By adopting new organisational structures or new ways of practicing business, organisations are able to generate revenue from new sources. Performance measurement in a virtual organisation context is quite similar to any other performance measurement. However, networks are not easily put into formal organisational charts, nor apprehended. The context of knowledge work is more complicated because it is very abstract. Moreover, operational measures are difficult to derive from success factors. Yet absolute and relative competence should be taken into account when performance is defined, for it is the key to understanding knowledge work .i.e. Virtual Organization.
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