Understanding the Configuration of Studies On Virtual Organizations: A Synthesis of Themes for Future Researches
Keywords:Virtual Communities. Virtual Organization. Cooperation Networks. Systematic Review.
The use of new technologies made it possible to improve business and
transactions, reinforce cooperation models, strategic alliances and
internal and external networks for enterprises. In addition, companies
gain competitiveness, innovation and explore new markets. In this
context, the virtual organization has become an important research topic.
However, given the complexity of the issue several areas have studied
virtual organizations under different aspects which may delay the
direction and contribution of research on this subject. In order to identify
and evaluate the production of recent years, it was possible to
understand the recent research configuration to serve as a source for
future research opportunities. Therefore, from a systematic literature
review, a classification was created to analyze the characteristics of the
events and the scientific journals in which these references were
published. Despite the systematic method used for the search of
references, this study cannot be considered exhaustive and was
conducted in order to explore and describe the topics related with
cooperation and innovation in virtual organizations. It was observed that,
regardless of the channel (event, scientific journal), most of the
references is regarded, first, to Computing or Systems and, secondly, to
the Management or Production, two areas of study with opportunities for
future researches. Theme researchers or new researchers interested in
this topic can thus understand the configuration of the studies in
approaches with feasibility to be explored in the future.
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