Virtual Enterprise Networks VENs: a detailed introduction
I recently presented "Virtual Enterprise Networks - A proven network partnering model for SMEs" at the 14th National Quality Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Heres the full presentation.
The presentation starts by introducing the VEN (Virtual Enterprise Network) concept and business rationale.
I then reference a number of international VEN examples and show how to calculate the potential business case for a specific VEN on a quantitative basis.
In the presentation I then share 10 key building blocks which experience has shown must be put in place for a VEN to suceed, illustrating each using two VEN case studies - one in Environmental Technology and the other in Information Technology/Digital Media.
The pdf of the presentation can be downloaded from here
In addition a collection of my most popular articles and papers on collaborative business networks is available in My best collaborative business network articles.
Bioteams Books Reviews
Steven Poole, writing for the Guardian on Saturday March 15, reviews "Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration", by Keith Sawyer and concludes that the book's big idea is that there is no such thing as the lone genius: everything turns out to be collaborative.