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Author(s): Almeida, I.
Silva, J.
Editor: Harrington, T., Srai, J.S., Christodoulou, P., Kumar, M., Settani, E.
Date: 2014
Title: Proposing a virtual operations network to support a business policy for the medicinal and aromatic plants sector
Event title: Capturing value from global networks: implications for manufacturing, supply chains and industrial policy
ISBN: 978-1-902546-45-2
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.13140/2.1.2561.1525
Keywords: Collaborative network specification
Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) business policy
Social platform operationalization
Virtual operations network
Abstract: This research found out a more robust conceptual basis behind three missing links concerning the requirement for a virtual operations network to support a business policy for the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) sector. Industry was pictured from secondary data gathered from a 12 experts panel. The factors to configure a collaborative network, e.g. relationships and structure, enabled the operationalisation of a previously defined social platform. Requirements for information infrastructure, co-ordination and DSS were also expressed. Moreover, the role of enterprise knowledge to the formation of collaborative ventures helped the modelling of the social-momentum of the platform. Finally, it is argued (i) for the confirmation of a significant Operations Management contribution to defining a MAP policy and, (ii) for the outlining of a collaborative network representing an advance to the usually ambiguous prescriptions of virtual operations. An interview guide to run an empirical test could be generated as further work.
Peerreviewed: yes
Access type: Open Access
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