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Virtual Organization as a Chance for Enterprise Development

Virtual Organization as a Chance for Enterprise Development
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Author(s): Jerzy Kisielnicki (Warsaw University, Poland)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 6
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch065

Abstract

The theory that enterprise has been developing along with the development of Information Technology and, especially thanks to the possibilities offered by Virtual Organisations (VO) has been presented and proven. This enterprise has both local and global effect. The enterprise development provides for an increase of both small and big organisation competitiveness and also for an opportunity for new organisational entities to enter the market. My own research on enterprise conducted in the group of economy and marketing department students have fully confirmed the conclusions resulting from D.Blanchflower’s and A.Oswald’s research on enterprise. A significant percentage of the population aim at becoming entrepreneurs (about 75% of the people with university education). The theory that VO is an effective way to become an entrepreneur and to overcome the obstacles listed in the research has been presented. The main obstacles are lack of financial resources and lack of business experience. VO not only helps in becoming an entrepreneur but also, through specially built enterprise labs, provides training opportunities and skill development for those who want to follow this particular career path.

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