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Virtual Organizations: The Business Design for the Twenty-First Century

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Virtual Organizations: The Business Design for the Twenty-First Century
The growing prominence of virtual organizations, such as Dell and Amazon.Com, has demonstrated the potential for virtual governance structures to achieve greater competitiveness than their more traditional counterparts. The designs of such organizations typically support three important characteristics: virtual customer interaction, virtual sourcing of complementary resources and assets from a network of alliance partners and suppliers, and the leveraging of virtual expertise for greater organizational effectiveness. The organizational adoption of a virtual organizational design has important economical and organizational implications for the firm. This study aims to investigate how economic (using transaction cost theory) and organizational factors (using institutional theory) could affect top management's attitudes towards adopting virtual organizational designs. A mailed questionnaire survey of potential adopters of virtual organizations will be conducted. Additional insights o...
Choon-Ling Sia
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where ECIS
Authors Choon-Ling Sia
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