Towards globalisation and the virtual enterprise

Sharp, John A. and Paterson, Andrew H. and Beach, R. and Muhlemann, Alan P. and Price, D.H.R. (1998) Towards globalisation and the virtual enterprise. In: Jacucci, Gianni and Olling, Gustav J. and Preiss, Kenneth and Wozny, Michael J., eds. Globalization of Manufacturing in the Digital Communications Era of the 21st Century: Innovation, Agility, and the Virtual Enterprise. IFIP International Federation for Information Processing S.. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht pp. 697-709. ISBN 0-412-83540-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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We describe certain of the outputs of a research project on competence development in manufacturing firm. We consider the results with particular reference to globalisation, agile manufacturing and the virtual enterprise and discuss their implications for the future shape of manufacturing. Our research enables us to comment on these three issues. and this paper assesses the current importance of competences associated with them and the likely rate of progress of each of them in the next few years.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Proceedings paper
Uncontrolled keywords: globalisation; strategy; competences; virtual manufacturing; agile manufacturing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Tara Puri
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2009 11:22
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 10:38
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