Shaping virtual companies: a brief discussion

Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh, Postica Doru, Luis B. Gouveia


This work proposes to discuss the emerging virtual enterprise and information management as being two combined issues that requires attention within a knowledge based economy context. We defend that he virtual enterprise as regarded from both the management level and the executive level, must incorporate proficient software and hardware in order to provide the best digital support possible. Also, the virtual company as it is presented and understood, is in fact a transitional form towards a business firm based on knowledge, which makes up the essential component for any new type of economy towards to which evolution aims – economy based on information. The paper also presents a case study of a virtual company to illustrate how both virtual company and information management can be.

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