O'Reilly logo

Knowledge Networking: Creating the Collaborative Enterprise by David Skyrme

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 8

The interprisetoolkit

No enterprise is an island. It depends on the active support of customers, suppliers, employees and many other stakeholders for its continued success. Collaboration is inevitable. It is needed to bolster innovation and meet diverse needs. Collaboration with competitors is also frequently needed. Thus, many embryonic markets will remain small and fragmented until manufacturers agree common standards. Collaboration takes many forms such as supplier–customer partnerships, strategic alliances, informal co-operative marketing and, of course, virtual corporations.

What does it take to create a successful interprise – a collaborative venture comprising several enterprises? Who makes suitable partners? How can inter-enterprise ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required